Tulsa's Becker to Run at NCAA Championships

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 4:59 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa's Alex Becker has earned an at-large berth in Monday's 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Championship.

Becker led the Tulsa women to an 8th place finish at the Midwest Region Championships with a time of 21:19.87 in the 6K race, earning herself a 13th place finish.

Thirty-eight individuals, the first four athletes from each region who are not a part of a qualifying team and two additional qualifiers, were selected to participate in each championship.

All individual qualifiers must finish in the top 25 in their region. A total of 396 runners from 66 schools are entered to run in the women's side of the championship.

Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, will host championships.