Loewen leads TC cross country at KCAC race

The Tabor College women’s cross-country team placed fourth at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Con­ference Championships Saturday at Lindsborg.

Leading the women was Julie Loewen, who placed eighth among 94 finishers on the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 31.1 seconds. Team­mate Emily Kemlin was only two places behind her, crossing in 10th place in 20:15.9.

Lindsay Crist placed 17th in 20:51.4, Allison Topham 54th in 22:49.9 and Kate Reimer 59th in 23:15.4.

University of Saint Mary won the team title with 32 points, followed by South­western 50, Friends 65, Tabor 128, Sterling 139, McPherson 186, Ottawa 242, York 249, Bethel 252, Bethany 253, Oklahoma Wesleyan 284 and Kansas Wesleyan 309.

For the Tabor men, freshman Collin Bruske led the team by finishing 38th among 108 finishers in 28:23.0 for the 8-k distance.

Bruske was followed by teammates Garrett Kinsey, who 52nd in 29:17.864; Jona­than Hinerman, 64th in 30.33.1; Thomas Bacon, 76th in 31.16.2; Riley Ballou-Lyngstad, 85th in 32:54.9; Avery Franz, 99th in 36:02.3 and Alex White, 104th in 39.53.7.

Saint Mary won the team title with 21 points, which was a 70-point lead over runner-up York College.