Benedictine's Garcia, Roberts Compete at NCAA Division III Championships

Benedictine's Marcos Garcia and Emma Roberts ran at the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday morning with Roberts just missing out on All-America honors.
Benedictine's Marcos Garcia and Emma Roberts ran at the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday morning with Roberts just missing out on All-America honors.

Release courtesy of Benedictine University athletics communications

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Marcos Garcia and Emma Roberts ran at the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday morning with Roberts just missing out on All-America honors.

EVENT DETAILS
Tom Sawyer State Park
WEATHER: 40's with rain
COURSE CONDITIONS: Very muddy
DISTANCE: Men - 8k; Women 6k

GARCIA
26:08 - 205th place

"Marcos was in the Top-20 early in the race, but course conditions and battling stomach flu symptoms during the week ended up being too much. Another great season for Marcos as he continues his legacy with another National Championship performance." - Head Coach Paul Zavala

ROBERTS
22:17 - 44th place (Top 40 were All-Americans; Missed by four places and four seconds

"Emma ran an amazing tactical race as she moved from 90th up to the top 40 by the last mile. Amazing career for Emma as she finished as one of the all-time best ever in Benedictine Cross Country history." - Zavala

Garcia competed indoors and outdoors last year in track, but this was his first cross country appearance. Roberts finished her career with a second appearance at nationals. The senior won three NACC Championships.