Arauco-Shapiro named Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Conference

WASHINGTON – Freshman Matthias Arauco-Shapiro was named the 2012 Landmark Conference Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year on Tuesday.  Arauco-Shapiro raced his way to a sixth place finish at the conference championship over the weekend, earning First Team All-Conference honors in the process.

The first-year standout crossed the finish line in a time of 27:14.10 on Saturday, helping to lead the Cardinals to their best finish at the championship since 2008.

Arauco-Shapiro was CUA’s top finisher in all five races this fall, and he becomes the Cardinals’ first Rookie of the Year in the Landmark Conference.

CUA is back in action on Saturday, November 10 when the Cardinals head to Atlanta to compete at the NCAA Regional championship.  Start time is set for noon.

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