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Nov. 15, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia’s Jennifer Owens (Charlottesville,Va./Albemarle) and Bobby Thiele (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville) wereboth extended invitations to the NCAA Cross Country Championships to beheld in Bloomington, Indiana on Monday, November 22.

Owens finished eighth overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional in atime of 17:29 as she paced the Cavaliers to a sixth-place team finish. Shewas extended one of two at-large bids from across the country.

Thiele qualified automatically for the championships as his 12thplace finish was one of the top four individuals whose teams did notqualify for the race. Thiele’s finish helped the Cavalier men finish inseventh place, just two points out of fifth place. In 1998, Thiele competedin the NCAA Championships and finished in 62nd place.

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