Kemling fourth at Tabor Invitational

The Tabor College cross-country team hosted an invitational meet Friday.

Three Bluejay women finished among the top six to lead the team to a second-place finish with 61 points behind Dodge City (30) and ahead of McPherson (76), Hesston (77), Oklahoma Wesleyan (104) and Oklahoma Panhandle (144).

Emily Kemling led the charge by finishing fourth among a field of 42 runners with a time of 20 minutes, 37.46 seconds. Julie Loewen was fifth (21:02.89) and Katey Whitesell sixth (21:09.25).

Lindsay Crist was 20th (22:58.31) and Kelsey Nitzsche 38th (27:59.56).

Meanwhile, Thomas Bacon paced the men by placing 13th of 58 with a time of 29:49.11. Adam Burum was 18th (30:48.42), Josh Richert 22nd (31:17.34), Riley Ballou-Lyngstad 34th (32:37.08) and Avery Franz 45th (35:15.20).

As a team, the men finished third with 107 points behind McPherson (26) and Dodge City (73) and ahead of Hesston (113), Oklahoma Panhandle (116), Oklahoma Wesleyan (119) and Bethany (146).

Coming—Tabor will compete in the Tiger Open in Hays Oct. 8. Competition is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m.

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