2014 SWCC Cross Country Team

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Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 2:24 pm

cc 2012 regional championships

The Spartan men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Marshalltown on Friday, October 26, for the Region XI Championships. The men’s team finished third, led by sophomore Dave Prchal, who finished 24th overall with a time of 28:36 for the 8k race and was named to the Honorable Mention All-Region team. Prchal was followed by freshman teammates Auston Carter (27th) and Gage Beers (28th).

The Spartan women were led by sophomore Kalli McCann who came in 10th place with a time of 20:00 for the 5k women’s distance. For her top 10 finish, McCann was named to the Region XI Second Team. Fellow sophomores Delaney Turner (22nd) and Regina Hafner (24th) were named to the Honorable Mention All-Region team.

Congratulations to the Spartans on another great cross country season.

Read more: Spartans Finish Third, Fourth at Region XI Championships

Created: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:19 am

Kalli McCann

The Southwestern Spartan men and women runners had strong performances over the weekend as the men finished 4th/10 and the women 6th/10 at Sauk Valley Invitational.  The women were led by Kalli McCann (pictured) who finished 7th overall for the women.  The women's race was run in a torrential downpour but the rain and the slick course did not slow down the Spartans. Regina Hafner, Delaney TurnerCourtney Wagner and Kristin Klocksiem rounded out the top five scorers for the Spartans as they finished strong in preparation for the upcoming Regional Championships.

Auston Carter

The Spartan men got to run in the rain as well finishing fourth overall in what could be best described as tough conditions.  Auston Carter (13th, pictured) and Dave Prchal (17th) led the men in a strong field.  This was a very strong showing for the men as they were able to defeat a strong Illinois Central squad and a Prairie Valley State team that had beaten them earlier in the year.  Finishing out the top five for the Spartans were Gage BeersRayvonne Brown and Josh Cobb.

The Spartans are off for a week before the Regional Championships in Marshalltown.

 

Created: Monday, October 8, 2012 10:12 am

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Cedar Rapids-  The Spartan harriers were on top of their game at the Lamb KoHawk Invitational in Cedar Rapids this past weekend.  On a cool, crisp, and windy morning, 12 Spartan runners set all time personal records in the 8K for men and the 6k for women.  Spartan Assistant Cross Country Coach Cari Stalker said, "This was a great day for our runners.  The weather was windy and cold, yet we ran some incredible times on a challenging course." 

Leading the way for the men were Gage Beers, freshman from Osceola, and Auston Carter, freshman from Coon Rapids.  Stalker said it was a battle to the end with Carter edging Beers to finish 20th. Four Spartan men ran the 8k in less than 29 minutes to finish fifth overall.

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Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:30 pm

cc viking invite

The Southwestern Cross Country teams were in action Friday night at the Viking Invitational hosted by Grand View University at Ewing Park in Des Moines, IA. Both teams ran exceptionally well with the women finishing 6th and the men finishing 4th in two very tough fields. Leading the way for the women was Kalli McCann who finished 10th overall. She was followed by Regina Hafner in 30th, Delaney Turner 32nd, Courtney Wagner 35th, Kristin Klocksiem  41st and Brei Theisen. Coach Huntington was impressed with the team's finish and commented, "We ran with a purpose today and our times showed it. Kalli was impressive finishing in the top 10. Courtney had a great race as well. She pitched a softball game across town and then came and ran her best time of the season. The improvement the women are showing is incredible."

Not to be outdone, the Spartan men turned in some solid times to finish fourth in a field that was dominated by four-year colleges. Auston Carter (pictured on right with Dave Prchal, left) led the men finishing 14th in a time of 28:18. Huntington said, "Auston's race was great to watch.  He, along with all of the men, wanted to show that they can compete with anyone and they certainly did that with their fourth place finish."

The Spartan men had four runners under 30 minutes in the 8K race and are really gearing up as they near the middle of their season. For complete results check the cross country schedule page.