Cross Country Teams Compete At Fort Hays State

CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College cross country teams competed Saturday at the Fort Hays State University Tiger Open, held at Sand Plum Nature Trail in Victoria, Kansas. The women finished 16th of 17 teams in the “Gold” race, on a five-kilometer course, while the CSC men were 14th of 15 running eight kilometers and competing in the “Gold” category.

Freshman Alissa Wieman ran her season’s best 5,000 meters to lead the Eagles women, finishing in 19:55.1 to place 87th. Junior Sydney Settles, the most veteran on the team, ran a collegiate best 20:08.6, placing 100th out of 176 runners.

The men’s team’s best time belonged to Cale Schafer, who completed his race in 26:20.7 for 78th of 193 who entered. The freshman beat his previous 8k best by more than a minute and a half. Joaquin Venzor and Logan Moravec were two returners who each improved their fastest career times.

Westminster College was victorious in the women’s standings, which included mostly teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Mid-America Athletic Association. The men’s champion was Adams State University.

Top honors individually went to female runner Caroli Cunningham of Northwest Missouri State University and male Andrew Amor of New Mexico Highlands University.

CSC Individual Results:
Women
87, Alissa Wieman, 19:55.1; 100, Sydney Settles, 20:08.6; 150, Kassyl Swinney, 21:51.2; 165, Morgan Jaggers, 24:01.2; 170, Taylor Lindstrom, 31:27.6.

Men
78, Cale Schafer, 26:20.7; 101, Joaquin Venzor, 26:52.7; 104, Logan Moravec, 26:56.0; 123, Rhett McMasters, 27:25.3; 129, Blaine Johnson, 27:37.5; 130, Noah Burtis, 27:39.6; 148, Logan Andrews, 28:10.5; 165, Kyson Miller, 29:11.7.

Team Results:
Women
1, Westminster, 99; 2, St. Mary, 111; 3, Adams State, 113; 4, Nebraska-Kearney, 119; 5, Northwest Missouri, 128; 6, Fort Hays State, 131; 7, Washburn, 140; 8, Central Missouri, 145; 9, Oklahoma Christian, 224; 10, Friends, 292; 11, South Dakota Mines, 294; 12, N.M. Highlands, 304; 13, Emporia State, 326; 14, Cameron, 402; 15, Central Oklahoma, 404; 16, Chadron State, 470; 17, Newman, 500.

Men
1, Adams State, 84; 2, Nebraska-Kearney, 90; 3, Northwest Missouri, 93; 4, St. Mary, 108; 5, N.M. Highlands, 133; 6, Central Missouri, 178; 7, Washburn, 196; 8, Emporia State, 219; 9, Fort Hays State, 222; 10, South Dakota Mines, 230; 11, Oklahoma Christian, 298; 12, Cameron, 319; 13, Newman, 355; 14, Chadron State, 372; 15, Friends, 379.

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