Tortorello, Linhard to race at NCAA meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 14, 2010
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Emma Linhard

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Amy Tortorello and Emma Linhard will each run in the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships after being selected Sunday to compete this Saturday in Iowa.

Wartburg College will host the championships at Max Championship Cross Country Course in Waverly, Iowa. The women's race will begin at noon (EST).

Colby was hoping to bring its entire team to the national meet, but the NCAA decided to take just four teams from the New England Region. Five teams have gone in past years and the Mules took fifth at the NCAA New England Region Qualifier on Saturday.

Tortorello finished in 17th place at Saturday's meet and Linhard took 18th to place high enough to get a spot in the NCAA meet. Tortorello finished the 6-kilometer course in 22:57.4 and Linhard was slightly behind her with a 22:58.0.

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