Men's and Women's Cross Country to Compete in NCAA Regionals This Weekend

Nov. 11, 2004

The Maryland cross country teams will head to New York, NY this weekend to compete in their respective NCAA Regional competitions. The Terrapin men and women will look to run their way into the NCAA national competition, with the top two teams from each of the nine regional meets guaranteeing spots at the NCAA Championship and 12 others receiving at-large bids.

The final results of the teams' Mid Atlantic Region meets will determine the final regional rankings of 2004. The Terps will enter the weekend meet ranked 12th in the region, and are coming off solid ACC Championship performances.

At their home course, Adam Ambrus led the Maryland men to a seventh place finish. Ambrus paced the Terps with a 30th place performance, while Pete Hess (39th place), Florent Groberg (43rd), Matt Adami (44th) and Nathaniel Zola (46th) raced to top-50 finishes.

The Terrapin women ran to an eighth place finish in the conference championship, led by Meghan Braffet's 28th place (23:11.1) performance on the 6k course. Danielle Siebert (37th place) and Laurel Jefferson (40th) rounded out the team's top three finishers, and will look to build upon those solid performances at this weekend's Regionals.