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WSC Women's XC Places 24th At Regionals

Posted: 05 November, 2012

WAYNE - The Wayne State College women’s cross country team came in 24th place at the NCAA Division II Central Region Cross Country Championships held Saturday morning in Joplin, Missouri and hosted by Missouri Southern. The Wildcats finished with a team score of 753 out of the 26 teams competing in the meet.
            Defending NCAA Division II national champion Augustana College repeated as the team champion with 28 points to easily outdistance second place Winona State with 108 points.  Other teams that qualified for the NCAA Division II nationals included the University of Mary (150 points), Missouri Southern (160) and Pittsburg State (162).  Rounding out the top 10 teams were Southwest Baptist (177), Minnesota State (193), Minnesota Duluth (222), Central Missouri (274) and Northwest Missouri State (276).
            Skyler Lippman, a junior from Pierce, was the top Wayne State runner with a time of 24:50 on the 6,000 meter course to finish 142nd out of 179 runners.  Next was Holli Erickson in 149th place at 25:08 followed by freshman Elizabeth Holmes in 161st position with a time of 25:41.  Other WSC runners included Laura Camacho (168th – 25:58), Makael Lanum (169th – 26:05), Natasha Jensen (170th – 26:14) and Amber Hurlbert (177th – 29:05).

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