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Tigchelaar Finishes 71st, Gill 122nd At The 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championship

Nov. 19, 2001

Florida State University freshman Joep Tigchelaar placed 71st at the men’s 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championship, and junior Vicky Gill placed 122nd in the women’s championship Monday, November 19, in Greenville, S.C. The University of Colorado won the men’s team championship, placing three runners in the top 15. In the women’s championship, BYU took the title after placing three ladies in the top ten.

“This has been a great year and we are very fortunate to have so many individual qualifiers,” stated FSU’s head coach Bob Braman. “We return all three runners to hopefully lead FSU to team berths in the 2002 championship.”

Tigchelaar finished the men’s 10K course with a personal-best time of 30:28. Junior Kim Bergdahl, who was hampered with an Achilles injury, placed 208th for the Seminoles out of 244 runners with a time of 32:22. Eastern Michigan’s Boaz Chboiywo won the individual men’s title with a mark of 28:47.

Gill, who was slowed by a nagging quadriceps injury, finished the 6K course with a time of 22:20. Arizona’s Tara Chaplin won the women’s individual title, leading the field of 249 competitors with a time of 20:24.

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