It took 24 hours for the dust to settle after the NCAA regionals across the country, but when it did, University of Scranton women's cross country freshman Abigail Corrigan (Carbondale, Pa./Holy Cross) found herself with a coveted spot in next weekend's national championship race.
Corrigan becomes only the second women's cross country runner in University of Scranton history to qualify for the NCAA championship. She joins Theresa Meade, who ran in the national championship in 1984 and was a teammate of current Royals head coach, Bill Burke, who ran in the men's national championship that season.
Corrigan finished 21st in Saturday's NCAA Mideast Regional championship race at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa. It wasn't quite enough to get her in without question, but when the NCAA announced the at-large team bids on Sunday, she moved into position to receive an individual at-large spot.
The NCAA Division III Championship races will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at North Farm Facility in Elsah, Illinois. The event is hosted by Principia College. The women's race starts at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time.