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The 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships concluded on Monday afternoon with four Big Ten women's teams and six at-large individuals taking part in the action. Three Big Ten runners earned All-America status, as Wisconsin's Emily Sisson, Minnesota's Stephanie Price and Michigan State's Emily MacLeod each turned in top-40 performances.
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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its regional Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards today, with Michigan State's Emily MacLeod and Minnesota's Stephanie Price earning top honors among athletes in their respective regions. Spartan head coach Walt Drenth also took home the Women's Coach of the Year award in the Great Lakes region.
MacLeod, the 2010 Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year, put together back-to-back first-place finishes at the Big Ten Championships and Great Lakes regional en route to her second-straight regional award. She finished seven seconds ahead of the rest of the pack to become the first runner in Michigan State history to win back-to-back regional titles.
Price earns the Midwest Women's Athlete of the Year award after taking first place at the Midwest regional last weekend. The junior finished the race six hundredths of a second ahead of the second-place finisher to help Minnesota take third place at the regional.
Drenth receives his second Coach of the Year honor of the season after being named Big Ten Women's Coach of the Year. The Michigan State general guided the Spartans to the Big Ten title, along with the Great Lakes regional title.
The final USTFCCCA women's cross country poll before next week's NCAA Championships has been released, with four Big Ten teams appearing in the top 30. Michigan State checks in at No. 16 after taking first place at the Great Lakes regional last weekend, with Michigan following at No. 17. No. 22 Minnesota and No. 23 Penn State also crack the latest top 30 after receiving at-large berths to the championships.
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Big Ten women's cross country concluded NCAA Regional competition on Saturday, with four teams and six individual runners advancing to next week's NCAA Championships. Michigan and Michigan State each earned automatic berths to the championships after the Spartans finished first and the Wolverines took second at the Great Lakes regional.
Minnesota and Penn State earned at-large berths to the championships, while Iowa's Betsy Flood, Northwestern's Audrey Huth, Ohio State's Ellen Birmingham and Meredith Wagner and Wisconsin's Caitlin Comfort and Emily Sisson all individually qualified for the competition.
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Big Ten cross country travels to NCAA Regionals this weekend, with all 10 conference squads looking for berths to the NCAA Championships. Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin head to the Great Lakes Regional in Rochester, Mich., while Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota travel to the Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill. Penn State will host the Mid-Atlantic Regional in University Park, Pa.
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