Addison qualifies for nationals

The Tabor College women?s cross-country team placed third at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championship meet hosted by Bethany Saturday at Lindsborg Golf Course.

Christina Addison qualified for the NAIA national meet.

Addison and Liz Kleinsasser earned all-conference recognition. Addison time of 20 minutes, 31 seconds earned her ninth place and all-conference, and Kleinsasser (15th, 21:10) earned honorable mention.

Jera Teselle (22nd, 21:55), Kelli Kopper (24th, 22:07) and Carrie Schroeder (29th, 22:22) rounded out the team scoring.

Tabor finished with 88 points and placed behind Southwestern (23 points) and Kansas Wesleyan (65).

The other KCAC school finished as follows: Bethel (99), Friends (120), Sterling (134), Bethany (178), Ottawa (212), McPherson.

?The women had a strong team showing,? coach Karol Hunt said. ?Finishing third was our best case scenario.

?We could have gone anywhere from third to sixth since Bethel, Friends and Sterling had each outperformed us at previous meets this season,? she said. ?We were focused in our racing and knew what we had to do to capture that third place.?

On the men?s side, Tabor placed sixth. But, with four of the top five Bluejays setting personal record times, Hunt was pleased with their performance.

She said Zach Rembolt (19th, 26:53) and Zach Gould (21st, 26:59) shattered their personal records, as neither had broken the 27-minute barrier before.

Dan Sigley (24th, 27:33) and Justin Ball (31st, 28:22) also ran personal best times. Ric Johnson (39th, 29:06) placed fifth on the squad with his second straight time under 30 minutes.

?I am really proud of how the guys performed today,? Hunt said. ?I could not ask any more of them. The conference meet is what we work all season for.?

Coming?Addison will run Nov. 22 at Kenosha, Wis. The women?s race is at 10:30.

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