Nov. 22, 1999
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Tulane cross country runner Hanne Lyngstad finished fourth at the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Championships Monday and earned All-America honors for her efforts.
Lyngstad, a junior from Elverum, Norway, ran a time of 16:50.30 in the women's 5,000-meter race to finish in fourth place. Her finish is the best-ever for a Tulane cross country runner at the NCAA Championships.
It was Lyngstad's second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championship event. Last year, she finished 58th with a time of 17:55.99.
It marked the fifth time that Lyngstad has earned All-America honors in her Tulane career. She now has All-America accolades in cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field, becoming the first Green Wave athlete to accomplish the feat.
Freshman Theresa Maru also competed for the Green Wave at the NCAA Championships, and finished 83rd in the field of 254 with a time of 17:56.10.
Wisconsin's Erica Palmer won the women's individual title with a time of 16:39.50, while BYU earned the team championship.
The 1999 NCAA Cross Country Championships were hosted by Indiana University.