Borchers Earns All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Nov. 23, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior Katie Borchers earned All-America honors with a 40th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon at the Lavern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

Borchers, a native of Russia, Ohio, crossed the finish line in a 6k time of 20:46.0, becoming the first Buckeye in school history in earn an All-America award in women’s cross country in the process. The Top 40 individual finishers receive All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

“I couldn’t be more proud of Katie and the season she has had,” Sara Vergote, distance coach for Ohio State said following the race. “To be Ohio State’s first female All-American in cross country is a tremendous accomplishment. Today’s race conditions were some of the toughest I’ve seen with both the temperature and extremely muddy conditions. Katie put herself near the front of the race and fought the entire time.”

Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth won the individual national championship in a time of 20:00.3. Providence won the team title with a score of 141.