Eagles Place 2nd in KIAC Meet, Four Qualify for NAIA Meet
RICHMOND, Ind. – Asbury’s women just barely missed out on the KIAC Title on Saturday, finishing second in the KIAC Meet by a mere two points to Brescia. The men also finished second to Berea. Two men and two women did qualify for the NAIA Meet in two weeks.
Kim Miller’s outstanding freshman season will continue at the NAIA meet after she won the KIAC race by seven seconds. Miller will be joined in Washington by Justine Vonderheide who finished seventh. Miller posted a time of 19:50 on the 5K course while Vonderheide posted a 20:27.
Joning those two women in Vancouver, Wash. will be Caleb Mootispaw and Todd Yoder. Mootispaw and Yoder finished 10th and 11th with times of 28:16 and 28:17. The men finished the meet with 85 points and No. 20 Berea ran away from the field with 17 points and placed seven in the top eight.
The women placed three straight runners directly behind a runner from Brescia, if any of those were flipped the Eagles would be travelling to Washington as a team.
Miller was named KIAC Newcomer of the Year and KIAC Runner of the Year as voted on by the coaches in addition to winning the race.
The NAIA Meet will take place on November 17 in Vancouver, Wash. at Fort Vancouver Historic Site.