BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in his career, King University men's cross country runner Tanner Cook will compete at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship. On the way to qualifying for the national meet, Cook was named All-Southeast Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Abingdon, Va., native set a personal record 10k time last weekend, leading to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional and to a spot in the national meet. Cook covered the distance in 30:41.05, qualifying him as an individual for the national meet and giving him All-Region honors for the fourth time in his career.
Cook last ran at the national meet in 2013 when the Tornado qualified as a team. That year it was hosted in Spokane, Wash., and Cook was King's second finisher as a freshman, covering the 10k distance in 32:44.5. This year the meet will take place at the Abbey Course in St. Leo, Fla., on November 19.