Moore, Studebaker, and Van Schooten compete at NAIA Nationals
Simpson University Sports News
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Simpson University's men and women's cross country teams ended their season on Saturday, Nov. 17, when three Red Hawk runners competed in the 2012 NAIA Cross Country National Championships presented by Nike. The competition was held at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash.
Juniors Rebekah Studebaker and Jaclyn Van Schooten competed in the women’s 5K race. The 5K competition was made up of 320 runners from schools all over the nation. The University of British Columbia took home the national championship, recording 98 points with four of its five runners finishing in the top 20. The individual title went to Hillary Holt, a junior from College of Idaho, who finished with a time of 17:00. The second place finisher was Sharon Ronoh, a senior from Lindsey Wilson, who finished 20 seconds behind Holt. Karlee Coffey from Eastern Oregon rounded out the top three with a time of 17:29. Studebaker finished in 143rd place with a time of 19:51, and Van Schooten finished in 272nd place with a time of 21:29.
Simpson’s Tony Moore competed in the men’s 8K. The pace for the 8K was set by St. Francis, who took home the national championship with 128 team points. John Gilbertson, a senior from The Master's College, led the field of 309 runners to take home the individual title; he finished the race with a time of 23:56. Greg Montgomery from the College of Idaho finished in second place with a time of 24:06, and University of British Columbia's Luc Bruchet placed third with a time of 24:08. Moore finished in 177th place with a time of 26:52.
Story by Dan Anderson
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