Delaware’s Lindsay Prettyman Posts Solid 117th Place Finish at NCAA Cross Country Championships
Prettyman, a senior from Newark, Del. (St. Mark’s High School), finished the 6,000-meter course in a time of 21:25.6 to finish in 117th place among the 253-runner field. She passed 100 runners over the final 4,000 meters to improve her standing.
She placed 12th among all NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region runners after placing 20th at the regional meet last week.
“Lindsay ran very well,” said Delaware assistant coach Tim Brock, who accompanied Prettyman to the national meet. “In her first national meet, she acted like she had been there before and represented Delaware very well. With only 4.2 percent of all Division I runners making nationals, it was a quality field.”
Prettyman, who was the Blue Hens’ top runner in 18 of the final 19 meets of her career, was the first Blue Hen to compete at the NCAA Championships since Kim Mitchell competed at the 1984 meet at Penn State and finished 78th overall.
She also was just the third UD runner to compete at the national meet, also joining Mitchell and Sandy Gibney, who earned All-American honors with a 16th place finish at the 1981 AIAW national championship at Pocatello, Idaho.
Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino was the individual winner as she covered the muddy course in a time of 20:00.03. Providence won the team title with 141 points and was followed by Arizona, Butler, Michigan, Georgetown, Michigan State, Colorado, Florida State, Virginia, and New Mexico.