Tiffany Hall finishes second at NCAA Pre-Nationals

Terre Haute, Ind. – San Jose State University women’s cross country runner, Tiffany Hall, continued her amazing season with a second place finish at the 2006 women’s cross country 6K pre-nationals on Saturday, October 14. With a time of 21:16.60, Hall has finished in first or second-place in all four races she has competed in.

Dating back to 2005, Hall has finished in the top-three in seven of her past 10 races. This was also Hall’s best 6K time as a Spartan, beating her previous best by over a minute.

As a tune-up for the NCAA regional meets on November 11, the pre-nationals is considered as a race to see how the top runners in the nation compare. Head Coach, Augie Argabright, said of Hall’s strong performance, “It was an outstanding race for her. Finishing second really puts her and the university on the national map.”

Hall showed why she is considered a top runner in the WAC, finishing over 41 seconds ahead of the closest WAC runner, Breanna Sande of Boise State. On the upcoming WAC Championships, Argabright added, “Seeing how well she ran today, she should definitely finish in the top three.”

In the 226-runner field, Hall just missed winning her third race of 2006 by 2.6 seconds, which was won by Stanford’s Kate Niehaus. Hall held off a push by another Stanford runner, Lauren Centrowitz to prevent Stanford from taking the top two spots.

Hall will rejoin the Spartans in two weeks for their next race at the WAC Championships in Fresno, Calif.

NCAA Pre-Nationals
Wabash Valley Sports Center, Terre Haute, Ind.

Top finishers:
1. Kate Niehaus (Stanford) 21:14.00. 2. Tiffany Hall (SJSU) 21:16.60. 3. Lauren Centrowitz (Stanford) 21:19.10. 4. Alexa Glencer (Princeton) 21:32.70. 5. Dagmara Handzlik (Toledo) 21:38.90.