Cross country closes season at NCAA regional competition

Cross country closes season at NCAA regional competition
November 15, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Eagles cross country teams finished off the 2008 season by competing at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championships on Saturday at the Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island. The women’s squad placed 26th out of 43 teams, while the men did not receive a team score. Seniors Jennifer Murray and Hannah Miller paced the women once again. Murray placed 86th overall out of 292 competitors. Murray’s time for the six-kilometer course was 24:04.4 minutes. Miller, who was 98th overall, was clocked at 24:20.5. Freshman Danielle smith was the team’s third finisher, placing 136th in a time of 25:05.7 minutes. The men’s team was led by the freshman tandem of Josh Sherer and Danny Graham. Sherer was 215th out of 280 runners in a time of 29:22.8 minutes for the eight-kilometer race. Graham was close behind at 29:37.7, good for 223rd place.


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