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Tanui Finishes 35th At NCAA Championships To Earn All-America




Tanui earned All-America honors for the second consecutive year

Nov. 21, 2011

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Texas Tech senior Rose Tanui finished 35th at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships to finish her Lady Raider cross country career with her second straight All-America honor. Tanui posted a time of 20:25.2 in the 6K event.

Tanui was the lone Texas Tech runner competing in the event held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. The top 40 individual runners received All-America recognition.

"I'm extremely proud of Rose and her efforts," Texas Tech head coach Jon Murray said following the meet. "I was a little disappointed in the placement as she was in the top 10 last year, but the conditions were tough and today wasn't the day to get that done. It was an extremely competitive race from No. 1 to No. 40. Rose did a good job competing and she got out to a strong start. I'm extremely proud of her and her time here at Texas Tech. She was a two-time All-American, conference champion and had just a great career here at Texas Tech in cross country and look forward to a great spring also."

Georgetown won the women's meet with 162 points while five of its runners finished in the top 50. Villanova senior Sheila Reid won the individual championship with a time of 19:41.2, just .006 seconds ahead of Oregon junior Jordan Hasay (19:41.8).

The top Big 12 Conference program was Iowa State who claimed seventh place with three runners in the top 25.



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