Cross country teams compete in regional

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

JOPLIN, Mo. – Fort Hays State’s Grant Bradley earned All-Region honors after finishing in 21st-place at the 2022 NCAA Division II Central Region Championships Saturday morning (Nov. 19), helping the Tigers to a 13th-place finish in the team standings.

Bradley completed the 10-kilometer course in 30:13.0 to finish inside the top 25 and earn All-Region distinction after shaving more than a full minute off his 10k time from last year’s regional meet. Ethan Fisherfinished 56th with a time of 30:54.3, while Jaret Pfizenmaier crossed the line in 31:07.1 to place 64th. Cori DeBoest turned in a time of 31:15.3 to come in 75th place before Javyn Contreras rounded out the scoring in 98th place with a time of 31:48.3.

Bradley is the 14th competitor on the men’s team to earn All-Region status during head coach Dr. Jason McCullough‘s tenure at FHSU. It is the third-consecutive regional where a Tiger earned All-Region honors.

Gidieon Kimutai was the first of four Missouri Southern runners to finish in the top 15, taking the individual crown with a time of 29:09.4. The Lions captured the team title with 70 points, just two in front of Nebraska-Kearney.

Full FHSU Results
13th – Team – 314 points
21st – Grant Bradley – 30:13.0 *
56th – Ethan Fisher – 30:54.3
64th – Jaret Pfizenmaier – 31:07.1
75th – Cori DeBoest – 31:15.3
98th – Javyn Contreras – 31:48.3
122nd – Lucas Cisneros – 32:13.9
130th – Trever Medina – 32:23.5
* indicates All-Region performer

Women

ort Hays State sophomore Regan Hodsden earned All-Region honors at the 2022 NCAA Division II Central Region Championships Saturday morning (Nov. 19), helping the Tigers to a 10th-place finish out of 36 teams.

Hodsden placed 15th in the field of 233 runners, crossing the finish line in 21:02.4. Darian Hudgeons finished 49th with a time of 21:52.5, with Jaycee Vath placing 56th after completing the six-kilometer race in 22:02.1. Elizabeth Fender was 65th with a time of 22:17.6 while Emily Salmans rounded out the scoring five after traversing the course in 22:17.6, good for 65th place.

Hodsden is the ninth All-Region performer on the women’s side during head coach Dr. Jason McCullough‘s tenure and the first to do so since 2018. It was the 11th time the women have placed inside the top 10 at regionals in McCullough’s 17-year run as head coach.

Lindsay Cunningham of Winona State won the race after crossing the line in 19:34.8, 45 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. Augustana placed all five runners in the top 25, taking the team title with 62 points.

Full FHSU Results
10th – Team – 266 points
15th – Regan Hodsden – 21:02.4 *
49th – Darian Hudgeons – 21:52.5
56th – Jaycee Vath – 22:02.1
65th – Elizabeth Fender – 22:17.6
81st – Emily Salmans – 22:32.7
118th – Brooke Navarro – 23:12.4
Gretchen Kuffel – DNF
* indicates All-Region performer

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