True Leads U.S. to World XC Silver
Bydgoszcz, Poland — Former Dartmouth College running standout Ben True was the top American finisher at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships yesterday morning at Myslecinek Park, leading to a surprise runner-up team finish.
It was the best results for the Americans since 1984, their last silver-medal finish. True took sixth place overall was the best by an American at worlds since 1995, with the 2008 Dartmouth graduate crossing the line in 33 minutes, 11 seconds over 12 kilometers. True improved his position over each of the race’s five laps.
Ethiopia won the championship with 38 points, while the United States was second with 52 and Kenya third with 54.
An All-American while at Dartmouth, True is still the program record-holder in both the mile and 1,500 meters at his alma mater.
FAU 2, Dartmouth 1 (9)
Boca Raton, Fla. — Florida Atlantic answered a Big Green run in the top of the eighth with one in the bottom half and another in the ninth to close Dartmouth’s spring trip.
Scoreless through regulation, Dartmouth took a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth inning. A Katie McEachern single drove home Kara Curosh, who started on second base as international tiebreaker rules were utilized. The Big Green had runners in scoring position in the top of the ninth and got a single from Kristen Rumley, but couldn’t get anyone around the bases.
Dartmouth returns to New England tomorrow to play a doubleheader at Sacred Heart.
Dartmouth 4, ETSU 3
Johnson City, Tenn. — The Big Green wrapped up its spring break road trip with a win over East Tennessee State at the ETSU Tennis Complex on Saturday.
The Big Green (8-8) ended the six-stop swing with a 4-2 mark and returns to Hanover riding a two-match winning streak.
Dartmouth earned points from Erik Nordahl, Brandon DeBot and Brendan Tannenbaum at the bottom three singles slots. The Big Green took the doubles point by winning two of the three matches.
The Big Green is off until hosting Cornell on April 6.
LMU 6, Dartmouth 1
Los Angeles — The Big Green closed out its California spring trip with a Saturday loss at Loyola Marymount.
The Big Green (7-4) dropped its second straight, getting its only point from freshman Katherin Hau at second singles.
Dartmouth returns to action on April 5 with a visit to Cornell.