Lady Bluejays earn first-ever NAIA team berth

The Lady Bluejays are headed to Nationals for the first time in the school’s history.

by Nate Howard, Tabor College

WINFIELD, Kan. – The Tabor College Women’s Cross Country team competed in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Winfield, Kansas this past weekend, hosted by Southwestern College.
Brooke Wiebe led the Lady Bluejays with a fifth-place finish, while Danielle Allison and Aubrey Bahner were right behind her, finishing in seventh place and ninth place respectively. Hannah Grover finished 15th, Sonya Zimmerman finished 23rd, Julianna Maxfield finished 35th, and Adelia Janssen finished 38th to round out the top seven. These efforts helped the team to a second-place finish.
Four Lady Bluejays made the KCAC All-Conference team: Brooke Wiebe, Danielle Allison, Aubrey Bahner and Hannah Grover. The second-place finish helped Tabor earn its first-ever team bid to the NAIA Cross Country Championships.
Tabor College Head Cross Country Coach Rylan Hincher said, “Our women showed up and did what they needed to punch their ticket to the national meet. They have continually raised the bar this year and it has been exciting to watch them day in and day out, taking our program to a place that it has never been. We had some ladies have great days across the board! Danielle and Aubrey recorded their highest individual finish at the KCAC meet and Hannah Grover being named top freshman in the KCAC! Great day for our program and Tabor College! We are looking forward to representing Tabor at the NAIA National Meet!”
The Lady Bluejays will wrap up their season on Friday, Nov. 17 at the NAIA National Championships in Vancouver, Washington.
The Bluejays are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).

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