Nov. 15, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue sophomores Stephen Schulz and Camille Buscomb were named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Great Lakes Region team on Monday, after solid showings at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships at Oakland University. Schulz finished 17th overall on the men's side, while Buscomb placed 23rd in the women's race.
Schulz becomes the second Purdue male in as many years to earn all-region honors, following senior teammate Caden Shields. Schulz ran a career-best 10K time of 30:42.7 on Saturday, surpassing his previous personal record by nearly three minutes, and leading the Boilermakers to an eighth-place team effort, despite heading into the race unranked in the region. Schulz missed a trip to nationals by just four places and 3.6 seconds as the Great Lakes Region only turned out one at-large team and its four automatic individual qualifiers.
Monday marked the second straight year Buscomb has earn all-region honors, finishing 23rd in the women's 6K race with a time of 21:25.2. It is the second time in as many years she's placed in the top-25 individually at the regional meet, finishing 20th last season. Buscomb set the Boilermakers' 6K record this season, clocking a top time of 20:47.8, and in just two years owns four of the top-10 6K times in school history.
The Boilermaker cross country teams will now join the Purdue men's and women's track and field teams in preparation for the indoor season, which begins Saturday, Jan. 8, with the Purdue Invitational at Lambert Fieldhouse.