TERRA HAUTE, Ind. – Senior Matt Klein wrapped up his Puget Sound cross country career with a trip to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday. It was Klein's first trip to the national meet.
Klein finished with a time of 26:14 in the 8,000-meter championship race to place 175th overall on a "really, really tough course," according to head coach Mike Orechia.
"It was a great culmination to a great season for Matt," added Orechia. "From where he was as a freshman to where he is now as an All-Conference and All-Region runner really say a lot about his hard work and determination. It was a really great season for him.
Klein held a pace of a 5:17 mile through the 8k to conclude his cross country career. Now, he turns his focus to the spring track & field season. He will return as the defending conference champion in the 10k.