SUU's Levins Finishes Fourth at NCAA Cross Country Championships and Earns All-American Honors
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Southern Utah's Cameron Levins earned a fourth-place finish and an USTFCCCA All-American selection at the 2011 NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship, Monday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. Levins became the second league runner to garner cross country All-American honors and recorded the second-best finish in league history. Also joining Levins in the nation's top 80 at the championships were UMKC's Cosmas Ayabei with a 56th-place finish and SUU's Nate Jewkes in 80th place.
Levins finished the 10k raced with a time of 29:04.8, a school record on the course, breaking Jess Baumgartner's time of 30:52.3 which earned him a third-place finish and All-American title in 2006. Levins finished ahead of Mountain Region top competitors Diego Estrada (7th) from NAU and Miles Batty (14th) from BYU.
Jewkes also broke Baumgartner's record with a time of 30:39.0, finishing in the top 35 percent in the nation.
Ayabei, the first UMKC runner to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, posted a 10k time of 30:26.3, 14 seconds shy of earning an All-American selection.