TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2021) – For the second time this calendar year, ETSU’s Lindsey Stallworth (Knoxville, Tenn.) competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championship.
Stallworth, who became the first ETSU female cross country runner to make back-to-back appearances on the national stage on Saturday, finished 72nd overall with a time of 20:17.3 from Appalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Buccaneer leader climbed 40 spots from the first checkpoint at the 1,170m mark to the finish line at the 6K mark. Stallworth clocked in at the 2000m mark with a time of 6:38.6 and had a time of 10:07.6 at the midway point. The Knoxville, Tenn. native passed 22 runners over the final 1000m to finish in the top 75 in the field of 255 runners.
BYU’s Whittni Orton won the individual race with a time of 19:25.4, marking the second fastest time in course history. Alabama’s Mercy Chelangat, who won the NCAA South Regional last week, finished second in 19:29.3 and West Virginia’s Ceili McCabe placed third in 19:29.5.
NC State won the team event with 84 points, while BYU – who won the team title back in March – finished second with 122 points.
Stallworth earned All-American honors last spring where she placed 38th overall, becoming the first ETSU female cross country runner to receive the accolade.
Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in the women’s championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large. Thirty-eight individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their regions.
Saturday’s race was televised on ESPNU.
For more information on ETSU women’s cross country, visit ETSUBucs.com.