Crocker records best ever American finish at World Orienteering Championships

Posted on | July 10, 2013 | Category: Arena

Alison Crocker, a University of Toledo-based astrophysicist continues her strong performance at the World Orienteering Championships. Today she recorded an 18th place finish in the women’s long race.  The best finish ever for any American at any foot World Orienteering Championship. Crocker finished the 13.9 km course in 1:32:30, just 12 minutes behind eventual gold medallist Simone Niggli of Switzerland.

Crocker was the lone American woman or man to make the long finals. In the long she bested a field of 73 women including the qualification races.

 “Ali continues to perform at the highest level.” said Peter Goodwin, Orienteering USA president. “We are thrilled with her results.”

Crocker will continue to compete in a series of championships events in Finland until July 14th.  She will then be part of a four-person United States orienteering delegation at The World Games in Cali, Colombia.

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