Aispuro Records USTFCCCA All-American Laurel

Ascencion Aispuro races toward the finish line during the NCAA Championship meet. (photo courtesy of Principia College Athletic Communications)
Ascencion Aispuro races toward the finish line during the NCAA Championship meet. (photo courtesy of Principia College Athletic Communications)

COMPLETE LIST OF USTFCCCA DIVISION III MEN'S ALL-AMERICANS

Senior Ascencion Aispuro (Maywood, Calif.) of the Middlebury College men's cross country team was honored when the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its list of All-American recipients following the NCAA Championship. The top-40 finishers in the 8K race garnered All-American status. Aispuro helped lead the men's squad to a 15th-place finish in a 32-team race hosted by Principia College at Principia North Farm Course in Elsah, Illinois.

Aispuro crossed the line in 24:54.26, good for 32nd place out of 279 runners at the NCAA Championship. He earned a top-10 spot in five races this fall, including an eighth-place finish at the NESCAC Championship with a time of 25:37.3. At the NCAA regional, Aispuro led the Panthers to the finish line in fourth place (25:32.9). In his opening race of 2017, he finished in sixth place (27:32.7) and a 10th-place showing at the Connecticut College Invitational with a mark of 25:40.1 in the middle of October.