HANOVER, N.H.  - Former Dartmouth men's standout runner Ben True '05 is headed to Poland for the IAAF World Cross Country Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on March 24.

True earned the right to represent his country as a member of Team USA with a fifth-place finish Saturday in St. Louis at the USA Cross Country Championship.

The Big Green alum ran a 35:56.6 on the 12K course to secure one of the six spots on the American roster for the upcoming world event.

This is the second time True will represent the US at the IAAF World Cross Country Championship after also running in the 2011 meet, held in Punta Umbria, Spain.

Ethan Shaw '12, the individual 2011 Heps Cross Country Champion, also competed in the US meet this past weekend, finishing 33rd in 37:25.3.