Fay Takes NCAA 13th Place

It was lucky number 13 for Brian Fay in the NCAA cross country championship in Stilwater, Oklahoma.

Fay followed up his west regional title with a 13th-place finish, earning his second-straight cross country All-America honour. It was the best finish by any Irish man at the NCAA cross country since Dave Rooney in 2012 who finished seventh.

Fay was 38th in this event last year. Fay’s finish was the second-highest ever by a Washington State athlete on the men’s side, behind only Simon Baines’ 10th-place finish from 1993.

Fay also becomes just the second Husky man to become a two-time cross country All-American, joining Aaron Nelson (2013-14).