KWU Cross Country Competes at Nationals
KSAL Sports - November 25, 2013 6:41 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Cross Country Team finished 30th at the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence on Saturday.
The Coyotes had to deal with less than ideal conditions to run in with temperatures in the upper-20s and a crisp north wind blowing over the course.
Running without top runner Valarie Segay, who missed the race due to injury, the Coyotes fought hard through the conditions and top quality competition.
There were 319 finishers in the women’s race representing over 80 institutions in the race.
Hillary Callaway was the top finisher for the Coyotes, finishing in 208th place with a 20:13.57. Tara Davis finished 229th with a 20:29.65, Betzabeth Garcia was 284th with a 21:25.06, Kara Reimer was 296th with a 21:46.95, Sabrina Hayes was 301st with a 21:58.48 and Lindsey Cook was 319th with a 24:05.43.
British Columbia was the National Champion for a second straight season winning the title with 56 points, besting second place College of Idaho by 41 points. Biola (Calif.) was third with 174 points, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) was fourth and Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) was fifth.
College of Idaho’s Hillary Holt successfully defended her Individual National Championship title, winning the race with a 16:48.13, holding off Oklahoma Baptist’s Hannah Helker who was second with a 16:57.99.
Wesleyan’s lone entry in the men’s race, Hunter Stayton, did not compete due to injury.