Cross Country Competes at NAIA Championship
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Two Asbury men and two women cross country runners competed in the NAIA National Championship at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday. Three of the four runners are freshmen.
On the men’s side Caleb Mootispaw ran a personal-best 28:01 to place 265 in the 309 member race. He shaved 15 seconds off his time at the conference meet two weeks ago. Fellow freshman Todd Yoder finished 295th with a time of 29:04.
For the first time all season Justine Vonderheide finished in front of Kim Miller on the women’s side as Miller battled flu-like symptoms all week leading up to the race. Vonderheide finished 265th with a 21:11 and Miller turned in a 21:37 time, good for 282nd.
The Eagles finished second in the KIAC Championship on both the men’s and women’s side.