TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Duke men’s and women’s cross country teams closed out the 2010-11 seasons on Monday at the NCAA Championships with the women finishing 17th and the men 21st. The Blue Devils were one of 17 teams to have both men’s and women’s teams competing in the NCAA Championships out of 62 total teams.
The 2010 NCAA Championships saw two teams repeat as National Champions – the Villanova women and the Oklahoma State men – and Samuel Chelanga from Liberty won his second consecutive individual title to become the tenth person in NCAA history to repeat as individual champion, while Villanova’s Sheila Reid captured the women’s individual title.
The Blue Devil women registered 416 points and tied for 17th with Oklahoma State, while Villanova won its second straight title with 120 points. Florida State grabbed second and Texas Tech third to round out the top three, while Georgetown, New Mexico and Colorado finished fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Finishing out the top ten was Stony Brook (seventh), Iowa State (eighth), Providence (ninth) and Syracuse (tenth).
Blue Devil junior Carly Seymour crossed the line in 48th with a time of 20:57.5 that gave her the individual team title, while Juliet Bottorff finished 60th, just seven seconds behind Seymour with a time of 21:04.0.
Esther Vermeer and Mary Carleton Johnston finished 141st and 142nd, with Madeline Morgan grabbing 152nd to finish out the points for Duke. Sophia Ziemian and Kristina Krasich took 193rd and 213th to round out the runners for the Blue Devils.
"I was proud of the way the girls competed today because they gave it everything they could," women's head coach Kevin Jermyn said." We are a little disappointed because we had high expectations coming into the year and we didn't finish today like we wanted. We have a really young team and we will return all of our runners from today next season. We have a break before we start track and field and we hope that we can be as succesful as we were this season in cross country."
The Duke women finished the season with a record of 106-23-1 and 22-6 in the ACC.
The Duke men tallied 475 points on the day, while Oklahoma State won the team title for the second straight year with 73 points. Florida State finished second with 193 points – 120 points behind the Cowboys - Wisconsin grabbed third (223), Stanford fourth (237) and Oklahoma fifth (281), while Oregon, Indiana, Iona, Northern Arizona and Arkansas rounded out the top-10 in the men’s race.
Senior Bo Waggoner finished 88th to grab the individual title for the Blue Devils with a time of 30:59.1. Junior Andrew Brodeur took 91st with a time of 31:16.8, with teammate James Kostelnik close on his heels in 93rd (31:17.7). Senior Cory Nanni finished 97th (31:19.8), with Josh Lund, Josh Brewer and Ryan McDermott crossing the line in 120th, 187th and 134th, respectively.
The Blue Devil men completed the season with a record of 98-25 and 18-7 in the ACC.
Duke men’s head coach Norm Ogilvie eclipsed 1,000 wins in his career on Saturday when the Blue Devils won their third consecutive IC4A Championship. Ogilvie is in his 21st season at Duke and has spent 11 seasons as the head coach of men’s cross country team. With the 21st-place finish at NCAA’s on Monday, Ogilvie’s career record now stands at 1021-351-2.