Terre Haute, Ind.- For the second time in two years Miami has added names to the All-America record books. For the RedHawks, Dan Huling and Chris Swisher both finished as the top 30 American runners at the NCAA Championships and were named to the 2005 Cross Country All-American Team.
Huling became Miami's first runner since 1980 to win both the MAC Championship and earn All-America honors in the same season. Huling finished 26th overall (30:09.8) and Swisher finished 45th overall (30:24.8).
Eastern Michigan men's cross country was the only team from the MAC that qualified to compete as a team. They finished 24th out of 31 teams. Eastern Michigan's Corey Nowitzke (30:33.5) was the first runner to finish for the Eagles at 38th overall, while EMU's Neal Naughton finished 87th, Josh Perrin came in 94th, Josh Karanja finished 126th, Kyle Mena 180th , Alan Walker 185th and Jeff Hubbard finished 189th.
For Central Michigan, Matt Loiselle finished 92nd with a time of 30:56.0 for the Chippewas.
Toledo's Dagmara Handzlik was the on woman to qualify for the NCAA Championships. She finished 119th over with a time of 21:17.8. Handzlik also finished second at the MAC Championships on October 29.
On the women's side, Stanford finished first for the team title. Johanna Nilsson of Northern Arizona took home the individual title with a time of 19:33.9. On the men's side, Wisconsin won the team title as the Badger's Simon Bairu finished first with a time of 29:15.9 and won the men's individual title.
Complete championship results and recaps can be found at www.ncaasports.com