The Purdue harriers went up against several of the nation's best at Indiana State.
The Purdue men's and women's teams both captured the crown in Richmond, Ind.
Purdue will send 14 individuals to the race in Richmond, Ind.
CAREER BESTS Cross Country 8K CC 24:57.93 9/11/10 10K CC 32:39.54 11/13/10
2010: Placed seventh at the season-opening IPFW Invitational (9/11) with a time of 24:57.93; finished 67th at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/17) with an 8K time of 27:18.20; turned in a time of 25:47.00 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitation (10/2); finished the Pre-National Invitational (10/16) with a time of 27:02.00; placed 78th at the Big Ten Championships (10/31) with a time of 25:55.20; finished fifth on the team at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 32:39.54.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Avon High School; qualified for the Indiana State High School cross country championships as a senior; posted a top 5K cross country time of 15:46; served as a team captain for the track and field and cross country teams; clocked a top 1,600-meter run time of 4:25; led his team to a seventh-place state finish in the 4x800-meter relay.
Personal: Christopher Thomas Surfus was born July 22, 1990, in Danville, Ind.; is the son of Tom and Kay Surfus; has three sisters: Patricia, Cindy and Kathleen; enjoys sports, listing to music and watching movies; intends to major in engineering.