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.