Pair SU Runners Headed to NCAA Cross Country Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Susquehanna cross country runners Ian Quinlan (Eagle View, Pa./Methacton/Lehigh) and Alycia Woodruff (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) have qualified for the NCAA Championships following their successful performances on Saturday at the Mideast Regional Championships on Saturday.

Quinlan, a junior, and Woodruff, a senior, will travel to the championship on Nov. 20 in Waverly, Iowa at the Max Championship Cross Country course. The men’s race will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the women’s race at noon (all times eastern).

Sixteen men’s and 16 women’s teams were selected to participate. In addition, 56 individuals from each regional event who were not part of a qualifying team were selected to participate, among which are Quinlan and Woodruff.

On Saturday, Quinlan was SU’s top male finisher at the Mideast Championships, running the 8k course in 25:57.0 to place 24th overall out of 316 competitors.

Woodruff, meanwhile, was the Crusaders’ highest finisher on both the men’s and women’s side with an 11th-place finish. The senior ran the 6k course in 23:26.

Head coach Marty Owens, who was tabbed the Landmark Conference Male and Female Coach of the Year, will accompany Quinlan and Woodruff to Waverly.