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Former IESA Athlete Jorge Torres Wins NCAA Division I Men's Cross-Country Championship

Brother Eduardo finishes 10th; Christin Wurth from Normal Chiddix places 16th in the Women's Race

November 27, 2002

Congratulations are in order for three former IESA athletes who participated in the NCAA Division I cross-country championships in Terre Haute, Indiana on Monday, November 25. Jorge Torres, Eduardo Torres and Christin Wurth each earned All-American status as a result of their efforts.

Jorge Torres won the NCAA individual title by covering the 10,000 meter course in 29 minutes 4.7 seconds. His twin brother, Eduardo, finished in 10th place. They attend the University of Colorado. As 7th and 8th graders, Jorge and Eduardo brothers attended Prospect Hts. MacArthur and led their team to the team title in 1993 and 1994. They finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the IESA cross-country championships those two years. In 1994, Jorge became the first (and only) IESA runner to break 10 minutes for the 3200 meter race when he ran 9:52 at Maxwell Park in Normal, Illinois. Click here to see a picture of the Prospect Hts. MacArthur team that won the 1994 team title with Jorge and Eduardo Torres leading the way.

Christin Wurth who runs for Arkansas placed 16th in the NCAA women's 6000 meter race with a time of 20:07. Christin attended Normal Chiddix and placed 2nd in the 1994 IESA girls race.

Complete results for the NCAA championships are located at www.ncaa.org.

IESA is proud to have been associated with these three athletes and we hope that their success inspires our current and future students to always work to the best of their ability.

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