Cross Country Season Update

Cross Country Season Update

Season Update

The Trinity Bible College men's and women's cross country teams have just completed their second meet of the 2019 season, and they have already seen great success. Their first meet was on Saturday, September 7th at South Dakota School of Mines & Tech. Both teams had a great first showing. The women's team even qualified one of their seniors, Chloe Jacob, for the NCCAA Nationals.

The Lions' second meet took place on Friday, September 13th at South Dakota State University. Although the course was filled with water puddles and mud due to the large amounts of rain, the teams made great improvements in their racing times. Nearly every TBC athlete improved their time from the previous meet. The men's team also qualified Sam Jacob, a senior, for the NCCAA Nationals.

Coach Thurber has this to say about the season thus far, "Our team has been working hard to get into top shape for the season and we've already seen some large gains from our first to second meets."

Personal Stats

Sam Jacob, a senior, is leading the men's team with a NCCAA 8-kilometer qualifying time of 33:06.35. Not far behind him is sophomore, Luke Jacob, with a time of 34:39.32. Kaleb Renfro, a senior, is next on the TBC men's team with a time of 37:22.21, followed by Marcus Staley's time of 39:44.73 and Zach Bigart's time of 41:52.60.

Senior, Chloe Jacob, qualified for the NCCAA Cross Country Nationals during her first meet, and bettered her qualifying time in the second meet at South Dakota State University.  She leads the women's team with a time of 22:58.23. She is followed by sophomore, Kersten Lucas, with a time of 26:56.31 and senior Arianna Bigart's time of 29:51.90.

Looking Ahead

The Lions cross country teams will have a couple of weeks to prepare for their next competition. Their next meet will be on Friday, October 4th at the University of Jamestown.