NCCAA Nationals Ends a Record Setting Season

NCCAA Nationals Ends a Record Setting Season

New Records

-Chloe Thurber sets six school records and was only two seconds shy of the all-time fastest women's time for the 5k with a time of 20:58.  Chloe placed ninth at nationals as a true freshmen and looks to set the school record next year.

-Kaleb Renfro set the seventh best time in school history for the men's 8k with a time of 31:57

Awards

-Rachel Seidel earned the Women's Cross-country Scholar Athlete Award: To receive this you must be a junior or senior with an accumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and exemplify Christ like characteristics.

Nationals Recap
The Lions Women Cross Country team sent two runners to the NCCAA National Cross Country Championships held at Belhaven University in Jackson, MS this past weekend.  For Chloe Thurber and Rachel Seidel it was each of their 1st appearances at Nationals. There were 40 total runners in the Women's Championship race. Chloe Thurber ran a time of 21:18 for 9th place, while Rachel Seidel ran a time of 23:46 for 30th place 24seconds faster than her previous best.

The Lions Men's Cross Country team sent 2 runners to the NCCAA National Cross Country Championships Kaleb Renfro and Sam Jacob. There were 41 runners total in the Men's Championship race.  Sam Jacob ran a time of 30:22 which he finished 32th, while Kaleb Renfro was unable to compete.

NOTES                                     
- Chloe Thurber's time of 21:18 is the fastest time by a Lions Women's runner at a National Championship race.
Rachel Seidel ran a personal best by 24 seconds with a time of 23:46. 

-Kaleb Renfro was unfortunately unable to compete due to sever muscle cramps; if healthy he could of potentially got 25th place if he would have ran his best time.

 

National Championship Race Time's

Name

Time (Place)

Lions Men's XC

8K

Sam Jacob

32:55  (32nd)

Kaleb Renfro

N/A

Lions Women's XC

5K

Chloe Thurber

21:18   (9th)

Rachel Seidel

23:46   (30th)

 

School Records

Women's Fast Times 5K (3.1 miles)

  1. 20:56 – Harlie Sorrell – 2016 – University of Jamestown Invite (Finished 28th)
  2. 20:58 – Chloe Thurber – 2017 – Jimmy Invitational
  3. 21:08 – Harlie Sorrell – 2016 – DSU Herb Blakely Invite (Finished 23rd)
  4. 21:11 – Chloe Thurber – 2017 – NSU Twilight
  5. 21:18 – Chloe Thurber – 2017-- NCCAA National Championship (Finished 9th)
  6. 21:18 – Chloe Thurber – 2017 – UND Ron Pynn Classic
  7. 21:24 – Harlie Sorrell – 2016 – South Dakota State Classic (Finished 23rd)
  8. 21:40 – Chloe Thurber – 2017 – Faith Baptist Eagles Invitational (Finished 2nd)
  9. 22:09 – Chloe Thurber – 2017 – Herb Blakely Meet
  10. 22:30 - Mandy Wilson – 2014 - NCCAA National Championship Meet (Finished 144th)

Men's Fast Times 8K (5 miles)

  1. 25:15 - Mark Zweifel – 1992 – NCCAA National Championship Meet (Finished 2nd)
  2. 25:37 - Mark Zweifel -  1993 – NCCAA National Championship Meet (Finished 4th & Wheeler Award Winner)
  3. 25:42 - Mark Zweifel – 1991 – NCCAA National Championship Meet (Finished 16th)
  4. 28:46 - David Clason - 2012 - Northern State University
  5. 29:37 - David Clason - 2012 - Jimmie Invitational (Finished 17th)
  6. 29:55 - David Clason -  2012 - NCCAA National Championship Meet (Finished 12th)
  7. 30:02 – Forrest Skinner – 2016 – University of Jamestown Invite (Finished 40th)
  8. 30:58 – Forrest Skinner – 2016 – South Dakota State University Classic (Finished 18th)
  9. 31:57- Kaleb Renfro -2017- Jimmy Invitational
  10. 32:15 - David Clason – 2011 - NCCAA National Championship Meet (Finished 26th)