FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2013
Written By: Aubree Reichel | Edited By: Zach Shore
MEN | WOMEN | LAWRENCE, Kan. – For just the second time in program history, both the Indiana Tech men’s and women’s teams finished in the top-20 at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships on Saturday at the Rim Rock Farm.
The men finished in 18th-place with 511 points and were led by senior Aaron Belcher who placed 66th, finishing the eight-kilometer race in 25:37.25. Sophomore Zack Johnson (25:49.85), who finished as the Warriors' number-two, ran a lifetime best 25:49.85 which was good for a 95th place finish in the 313-runner field. Scoring was rounded out by freshman Dylan Dominello (26:27.80), and sophomores Brenden Zoltek (26:31.47) and Tanner Wall (26:34.93).
One the women's side, junior Laura Condron finished as the Warrior number-one, finishing the five-kilometer race in 18:44.38, good for 44th place in the 327-runner field. Senior Becca Lamb (19:05.03), sophomore Brenna Conger (19:42.05), junior Cherie Gaines (20:15.12), and junior Aubree Reichel (20:34.73) rounded out the scoring for the Warriors. The women finished in 19th place with 488 points.
The individual winner for the men was Eric Avila from Southern Oregon who finished in 24:02.45 while Hilary Holt of the College of Idaho led the women's race with a time of 16:48.13. The men's team from Oklahoma City won the team championship with 77 points with British Columbia defending their title on the women's side with 56 points.
The cross country teams shift gears to the indoor track season and are set to compete at the IPFW Mastodon Opener on Dec. 7.