Cook takes 109th at NCAA National Championship

Cook takes 109th at NCAA National Championship

ST. LEO, Fla. – For the final time in his career, and second time at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship, King University men's cross country runner Tanner Cook laced up his spikes. Cook turned in a solid performance, posting the second best finish in school history at the event, taking 109th.

THE BASICS
KING RESULTS: Tanner Cook – 109th
LOCATION: Abbey Course; St. Leo, Fla.
DISTANCE: 10k

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • On Saturday morning, Cook covered the 10k distance at the NCAA National Championship in 32:22.3, taking 109th in a field of 242 runners.
  • Saturday marked the second time Cook competed at the NCAA National Championship, the first coming during his freshman season of 2013 when he finished 147th with a time of 32:44.5.
  • His finish of 109th was also the second best at the event in school history, coming in behind Spencer Frantom's finish of 43rd in 2012 with a time of 30:13.3.
  • Cook's time of 32:22.3 was the third fastest in the event in school history, trailing Frantom's time and Jordan Noe who ran 31:37.5 in 2012.

FOR THE FOES

  • The individual national champion was Vincent Kiprop of Missouri Southern State University who finished in 29:07.4.
  • Adams State University won the individual team title.