Tabor’s Kemling third at Bearcat Open

The Tabor College cross-country team opened its season at the Bearcat Open at Northwest Missouri State Friday.

Freshman Emily Kemling paved the way for the women with a third-place finish among the 49-runner field. She completed the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 55.8 seconds. Just seconds behind, sophomore Julie Loewen placed fifth in 21:00.5.

Completing the team, Katey Whitesell was 17th (22:19.7), Lindsay Crist 29th (24:23.3) and Maggie Ramirez 39th (26:24.8).

As a team, the women finished third of sixth with a score of 80 behind MidAmerica (32) and Northwest Missouri State (52).

Meanwhile, Thomas Bacon paved the way for the men in the 4-mile run. He placed 22nd among 34 finishers with a time of 25:48.4.

Adam Burum was 23rd (26:03.1), Josh Richert 24th (26:22.7) and Riley Ballou-Lyngstad 27th (28:39.9).

Coming—Tabor will host an invitational meet Sept. 23.

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