Dukes place three runners among top 10 as DU wins first wxc title
Tom Slosky, one of the most decorated distance runners in Duquesne history, returns to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the men's and women's cross country teams as well as a distance coach for both track & field teams. Slosky, who served as an assistant cross country coach for the Dukes in 2012, is a four-time NCAA Championship participant as well as a four-time Atlantic 10 champion.
A 2008 Duquesne alum, Slosky is the first and only Duquesne harrier to qualify for and compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, doing so as a senior in 2007. During the 2007 season he also captured first place at the Atlantic 10 Championship, making him the first and only DU runner to accomplish that feat as well. In 2006, Slosky captured second place at A-10's and turned in a 16th place showing at the NCAA Regional, just missing a shot at qualifying for nationals.
As a sophomore in 2005, Slosky placed fourth overall at the A-10 Championship, leading five Dukes who finished in the top 15, as Duquesne captured first place as a team and the school's first Atlantic 10 championship in any sport since 1977. The Dukes finished an all-time best sixth in the region that year as well.
Slosky was equally, if not more successful on the track, qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase three times and being crowned Atlantic 10 champion on three occasions as well. In 2007, he became the first Duquesne track athlete to receive All-American status and is still the school record holder in the steeplechase with a time of 8:43.39 set at the 2007 NCAA Championship Trials.