Women Finish Sixth at Central Regional, Just One Place Shy of Qualifying for Nationals

FHSU Sports Information Department

JOPLIN, Mo. – Fort Hays State women’s cross country finished sixth at the NCAA Central Regional Cross Country Championship on Saturday (Nov. 7). The Tigers came up just one place shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, finishing with 166 points.

Shea Bonine led the Tigers individually for the second straight race, finishing 25th. She ran a time of 21:59 on the 6K course. Micki Krzesinski, Chelsea Jackson, and Sophie Dalmasso packed together to finish 27th, 28th, and 30th respectively. Krzesinski ran a time of 22:05, Jackson ran 22:08, and Dalmasso ran 22:10. Keanu Bradley rounded out the scorers for FHSU in 57th with a time of 22:49.

The Tigers were the second-best MIAA team in the field on Saturday. After finishing third at the MIAA Championships, the Tigers bested Missouri Southern on its home course. Southwest Baptist won the regional with 79 points, Minnesota-Duluth was second with 99 points, and Augustana was third with 115. The University of Mary had 123 points and Harding had 132.

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