Forys Represents Wolverines at the NCAA Championships

Nov. 22, 2010

Site: Terre Haute, Ind. (LaVern Gibson Championship Course)
Meet: NCAA Championships (10,000 meters)
U-M Finish: No Team Score
Top U-M Individual: Craig Forys, 113rd (31:18.0)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Senior/junior Craig Forys (Howell, N.J./Colts Neck HS) of the University of Michigan men's cross country team concluded his season with a 113th-place individual finish at the NCAA Championships on Monday (Nov. 22) at Indiana State's LaVern Gibson Championship Course.

Competing in his third NCAA Championships, Forys registered a time of 31:18.0 -- the fourth-fastest 10,000-meter time of his collegiate career and eight seconds shy of his personal best at the NCAA event, which he registered en route to 137th place at the 2008 NCAA Championships. Forys also previously claimed 96th place at the 2007 event.

Oklahoma State repeated as NCAA team champions with 73 points behind the performances of three top-10 finishers. Liberty's Samuel Chelanga claimed his second straight individual crown, clocking 29:22.3.

Top Five Teams

1. Oklahoma State   73
2. Florida State   193
3. Wisconsin       223
4. Stanford        237
5. Oklahoma        281

Top 10 Individuals

  1. Samuel Chelanga, Liberty            29:22.2
  2. Stephen Sambu, Arizona              29:26.5
  3. Luke Puskreda, Oregon               29:38.0
  4. Leonard Korir, Iona                 29:42.0
  5. Chris Derrick, Stanford             29:44.7
  6. Jake Riley, Stanford                29:45.0
  7. Girma Mecheso, Oklahoma State       29:47.5
  8. German Fernandez, Oklahoma State    29:49.3
  9. Colby Lowe, Oklahoma State          29:57.6
 10. Matthew Centrowitz, Oregon          30:01.1
113. Craig Forys, U-M                    31:18.0

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