Cross country qualifies for nationals

Sarah Loesch

Both the men’s and women’s cross country qualified for the NCAA II National Championships.

The women’s team finished fifth during the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Championships with two of their runners finishing in the top 20.

Sophomore Emily Roberts and senior Jessica Reeves finished fifth and 16 respectively.

Roberts recorded a 20 minute and 37 second finish and Reeves finished in 21 minutes and 38 seconds.

The men’s team finished second out of 31 teams and junior Chase Broughton finished ninth to propell the team.

Both senior Johnnie Guy and junior Noah Lutz, usually standouts on the course, battled flu-like symptoms during the race to finish 22nd and 26th.