North Dakota State junior Erin Teschuk finished her junior campaign with an excellent ending. Teschuk traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to race at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. She placed 26th overall in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship this past Saturday. That was the highest finish ever in school history and the second highest for a member of the Summit League.
The top 40 finishers earned All-America honors, hence her 26th place finish earned her her fourth All-America honor in the past eight months. She received her first three in the indoor mile, 3,000 meters and the outdoor 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Championships.
She finished the six-kilometer course in 20:18.4 minutes. That was the fourth fastest 6k time of her illustrious career.
Last year, Teschuk competed in this same event as a sophomore and finished 116th. This year, she moved up 90 spots to 26th.
This was the most successful season in NDSU cross country history. She finished with three straight victories before finally placing 26th at the Championships. Her three victories came in the; Stanford Invitational, Summit League Championship, and the Midwest Regional.
Teschuk is only a junior and has all of next year to continue adding onto her already cemented NDSU career.