Tabor harriers compete in Colorado

The Tabor cross country team traveled to the mountains of Colorado Springs this weekend to compete at the Colorado College Invitational.

The men competed in a field with 11 other schools, but did not score as a team. With Derek Pridey out due to an injury, they did not have the required five runners to qualify.

The four remaining Bluejays finished the 8K along with 103 other runners. Kevin Nickel finished 77th in 31:47; Logan Duerksen, 85th, 32:37; Pete Kleinsasser, 90th, 33:08; Ryan Sperling, 91st, 33:28.

The women finished 11th in a field of 12 teams, with another four teams supporting individual runners. They competed with 108 other runners over a 5K course, Karen Shearer finished 34th in 21:15; Angela Dohm, 94th, 25:19; Kara Richert, 98th, 25:40; Erica Fast, 100th, 26:27; Esther Richert, 105th, 27:14.

“This meet was a double challenge for us,” said coach Karol Hunt. “This was our first full-distance race of the season, plus we ran at 6,000 feet. In addition, we also faced stiff competition from mostly NCAA Division II colleges. Our times and places reflect that.”

The team heads to the Jim Krob Invitational, hosted by Bethany College at Lake Kanopolis on Sept. 16. The women run at 10 a.m. and the men at 10:45 a.m.

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