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Edmonds Finishes As Top American, Fourth Overall At NACAC Cross Country Championships

March 4, 2007
|  Clermont, Fla.
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Joshua Edmonds finished as the top American in his final tune-up for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kenya.

Joshua Edmonds finished as the top American in his final tune-up for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kenya.

Liberty freshman Joshua Edmonds placed as the top American and fourth overall in the junior men's 6K race at Saturday's North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in Clermont, Fla. 

Edmonds (Cooperstown, N.Y.), finished fourth out of 30 competitors at the event in a time of 19:31. He crossed the line two seconds ahead of Elliott Heath, the U.S. junior cross country national champion. 

Edmonds and Heath led the United States team to a second-place finish. The Americans' 27 points left them five points behind team champion Canada.
Canada featured the second and third-place finishers, but everyone was left chasing Mexico's Diego Borrego, a 16-year-old who won the race in a time of 18:50. 

The NACAC Championships served as a tune-up for the March 24 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, Kenya. Edmonds will represent the United States in the junior men's race at the meet.