NCAA Cross Country Championship 2022 (19th Nov)
Superb NCAA result for Cormac Dalton
The NCAA Cross Country Championship took place on Saturday morning 19th November at the Oklahoma University cross country course in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where the men competed over 10,000m. The very large field of nearly 260 runners kept the pressure on right from the gun to make it a very fast race. In his second appearance at the NCAA Championships, Cormac Dalton was looking to improve on his thirty fourth place finish in 2021. Building brilliantly on his excellent recent form of second place in the American Athletic Conference a month before and fourth place at the NCAA Midwest Region Cross Country two weeks ago, Cormac dug deep and running a fast aggressive race he finished very strongly in 29 minutes 16 seconds to finish in an excellent fifteenth place, leading the Tulsa team home to ninth place out of the 31 teams competing. From a Mullingar perspective, Cormac was the second Irish man to finish and this performance puts him firmly in the frame for selection on the Irish senior men team at the European Cross Country taking place in Turin, Italy in December.