TMC's John Gilbertson captures NAIA National Championship
The Master's College has its first-ever NAIA national champion in cross country, and his name is John Gilbertson.
Gilbertson, a senior, posted an undefeated record in 2012, which saw him finish first in prestigious races including the Stanford Invitational, where he took first ahead of runners from NCAA Division I powerhouses such as UCLA and Stanford. On Saturday, he outpaced a field of 327 runners to claim the title.
He finished in 23 minutes, 56 seconds, 10 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger.
Gilbertson's teammate, Anthony Pizzo, also turned in a stellar performance. The fellow senior finished 15th.