Carr earns NCAA Championship ticket, Dukes fifth in regional race

GREENVILLE, N.C., Nov. 12, 2005 – Senior Allen Carr (Yorktown, Va./York) and junior C.W. Moran (Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac) respectively finished fifth and ninth to lead James Madison to a fifth-place team finish in the 2005 NCAA Southeast Regional Men's Cross Country Championships, hosted by East Carolina University Saturday morning.

Carr covered the 10,000-meter course at Lake Kristi in 30 minutes and 10.9 seconds and improved upon his finish of 19th a year ago, earning his second straight all-region honor in the process. He also earned a trip to the NCAA National Championship race Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Moran notched his first all-region laurel, moving up 26 spots from his 2004 race with a time of 30:21.5.

Liberty University's Josh McDougal set a course record in 29:40.1 to win the individual title. Colonial Athletic Association champion William and Mary claimed the regional team title with a meet-low 36 points, followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference's Virginia (91), North Carolina State (96), Duke (198), and then JMU (204). The top two teams and four individuals unassociated with the top two teams earned NCAA national berths.

JMU's other scoring runners were senior Evan Kays (Paris, Texas/Stuarts Draft (Va.)), 31st in 31:00.1, senior Nick Noe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), 75th in 32:10.0 and sophomore Andrew Waring (Vienna, Va./James Madison), 87th in 32:21.6.

The field was comprised of 207 individuals from 30 different schools. The course was the exact same as it was last November.