Terre Haute, IN- Senior Dan Lowry (Plymouth Meeting, PA) finished 28th in a field of 252 competitors at the 2011 NCAA Division I Championships hosted by Indiana State University this afternoon. The top 40 finishers earned All-American status, and it was the highest finish by a Brown male since Greg Whiteley finished 23rd in 1988.
"Dan simply ran a great race," said Head Men's Cross Country Coach Tim Springfield. "There are so many accomplished runners on the line at an NCAA Championships, and to finish 28th in that field is just a tremendous accomplishment."
Lowry, a First Team All-Ivy selection, came off a third place finished (31:21.1) at the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Buffalo on Nov. 13. Today, Lowry ran an outstanding time of 29:57.2 on the 10,000-meter course and became an All-American.
"Tactically, Dan's execution was flawless," added Springfield. "He put himself in the right spots, moved through the field at the right times, and measured his effort so that he could finish off what he started. He also fought very hard and dug very deep the last 2000 meters. He got the most out of himself on the biggest stage, which is the highest compliment I can pay an athlete."