Erik Emilsson Will Run at the NCAA Championships

Nov. 17, 2003

On Monday, November 24, junior men's runner Erik Emilsson will compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa. The Championships will be held at the Irv Warren Golf Course in Waterloo, IA. The men's 10K race will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by the women's 6K at 12:15 PM.

Emilsson will compete individually at the NCAA Championships. Emilsson, the top Bruin finisher at the NCAA West Regional Championships, was accepted to the field as an automatic qualifier due to the individual selection process. At the NCAA West Regional Championships, he placed 17th in 30:13 and received All-Regional honors.

'Erik's selection to the NCAA meet, though it comes as a bit of a surprise, certainly points to the strength and depth of our region on the men's side,' said Head Coach Eric Peterson. 'Erik has been training extremely well over the last three weeks. I'm happy he was able to come up with a strong race at the right time. Erik is excited to represent our program at the NCAA meet and I'm proud to have him there.'

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