Sophomore Paul Chelimo came in 13th place to become the first runner in UNCG history to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Championship.
Chelimo broke his own school record he set at the NCAA Southeast Regional by 13 seconds.
Teammate Joey Thompson, a senior, finished in 189th place. Thompson, with a 3.96 GPA in finance, claimed the NCAA Elite 89 award following the race. The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative gpa participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA championships.
On the women’s side, senior Ashley Schnell finished in 66th place. She missed becoming an All-American by 16 seconds, David Percival notes.