Get Ready For the Burrrgh; Le Tertre Qualifies For NCAA DII Women's Cross Country National Championship

Get Ready For the Burrrgh; Le Tertre Qualifies For NCAA DII Women's Cross Country National Championship

Indianapolis, Ind. – Emannuelle Le Lertre of the Lynn University women's cross country team continues to add to her freshman year résumé as she earned an at-large selection for the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country National Championship, as announced Monday night. She will be the second Fighting Knight to compete in the national title race in school history, which will be held Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the Bob O'Conner Golf Course at Schenley Park. 

In her last 6k meet, Le Tertre ran a program-record time of 22:09.29 to place seventh. She became the second runner in program history to finish in the top-10 at the NCAA Regional. 

The Sainte Terre, France, native has finished first among Lynn's contingent in every race she has competed in this season. Le Lertre finished eighth at the Sunshine State Conference Championship in October to garner All-Championship recognition. 

Le Lertre's national championship qualification is the second in program history and the first since Gabriella Wuyke in 2013.  Wuyke posted a time of 23:02.1 at the event held in Spokane, Wash. 

The national title bid completes a whirlwind week for Le Tertre as she was awarded USTFCCCA All-South Region honors on Monday and was named the program's first SSC Freshman of the Year while also being named a Second Team All-SSC selection last Wednesday. 

The national championship will be held on Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the Bob O'Conner Golf Course at Schenley Park. The women's race begins at 12:15 p.m. ET.  For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.