ELSAH, IL- The Dickinson State University Women's Cross Country team finished 29th of 36 teams on Saturday, November 19th at the 2016 NAIA National Cross Country Meet.
Ashly Kraenzel led the Blue Hawks with a 145th place finish with a time of 19:10.32, Amanda Wolff finished 191st with a time of 19:27.00, Cristina Herrera finished 222nd with a time of 19:43.41, Brittney Grove finished 264th with a time of 20:03.96 and Lisa Townsend finished 269th with a time of 20:06.79.
The Blue Hawks finished with a five place improvement from thier finish at Nationals in 2015. Lisa set a new PR today, Cristina tied her PR today and Ashly had a season PR today. Brittney improved by 34 seconds from her time at nationals in 2015, Amanda had a 1:14 national race time improvement, and Cristina experienced a 57 second national race improvement.
"Today we had all five girls finish before our top two girls finished in 2015," stated DSU Head CC Coach Ben Shroyer. "Our goal today, was five girls under 20:00. Our total team time this year at nationals improved by 3:37 and our team average dropped 43 seconds. Kiddos to the women on their race today and what they have accomplished this season."