CGA's Banfich, Neer are All-Americans

TERRE HAUTE — Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute Monday.
Banfich, a Plymouth native and senior at Princeton University, finished fifth with a time of 19:45 flat in her final go-round at the 6k nationals after placing 20th at last year’s meet. Neer, a native of Russiaville and freshman at Columbia University, just made the All-America cut with a 20:30.4 for 40th place after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in September.
CBS television will broadcast a video of the meet on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Both earned individual berths to Mondays’ national championships at the Ivy League championships Oct. 29.
Meanwhile at the meet, Notre Dame’s women placed 22nd with a 512 team score, while the Irish men were 24th with a score of 575. Indiana University’s men placed seventh with a 257 score.