By: Ben Anderson
Several strong individual performances led the Warren Wilson College women's and men's cross country teams to top-four finishes in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships Oct. 27 at Buena Vista, Va.
The Warren Wilson women's team finished third, sparked by top-20 efforts by freshman Aubrey DeLone (16th) and junior Christine Hulburt (19th). The third-place team standing marked the fourth consecutive year that the Owls have finished among the top three women's teams nationally.
Led by an 11th-place finish by junior Chas. Biederman, the Warren Wilson men took fourth place in the team standings. Juniors Kevin Lane (14th) and Will Franklin (19th) also finished in the top 20 in the men's competition.
"Like last year, the course proved to be a real, in-your-face, true cross-country course," Warren Wilson Coach Galen Holland said. "Every place counted, and everyone played a part in making this year's national meet successful for the Warren Wilson cross-country team."