November 23, 2013
Rapp finishes in 55th place at 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships
Curtin finishes in 69th place in men's 10K race

Terre Haute, Ind. - Junior Sarah Rapp raced her way to a 55th place finish in the women’s 6K race at the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships while junior Thomas Curtin finished in 69th place in the men’s 10K race.

Rapp and Curtin were the only two qualifiers for Tech participating in the championship races.

Rapp was in 50th place at the 2000 meter mark before surging ahead to 47th place at the 4000 meter mark. Rapp fell eight spots ultimately finishing the race in 55th place against a field of 254 runners with a time of 20:56.10.

Rapp missed All-America honors by just 10 seconds as the 40th finisher crossed the finish line at 20:46.00. The top 40 finishers in each the men’s and women’s races earned the honor.

In the men’s race, Curtin was in 15th place at the 3000 meter mark, but fell back to 34th place at the 5000 meter mark. Curtin slipped to 62nd place at the 8000 meter mark before falling to his 69th place finish ending with a time of 31:02.40 against a field of 253 runners.

Curtin missed All-America status just 17 seconds as the 40th finisher crossed the line at 30:45.40. Only the top 40 finishers earned All-America honors.

This race concluded the 2013 cross country season for the Hokies.

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