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The Southwestern Spartan cross country runners continued to show the signs of teams on the rise after their performances at the Les Duke Invitational at Grinnell College. After coming off of two very strong performances at the Waubonsee Invitational the Spartan Men and Women took the huge jump in competition in stride and ran some fantastic times at the "Duke."
Leading the way for the Spartan men was Dave Prchal (Omaha, NE) as he paced the team to a top 13 finish. Out front for the 24th ranked Spartan Women, was Kalli McCann (Osceola, IA) finishing 39th in a time of 25:02 over the tough 6K course. Coach Huntington was very excited with the results on Saturday. "We came into this meet a little sore and tired after a week of strong training after the incredible finishes at Waubonsee. We knew we had to bring our game to Les Duke given all of the great teams that were going to be there and we ran very well. Dave and Kalli ran especially well leading our squads."
For complete results follow the links on the Spartan cross country schedule page.
Sugar Grove, IL-- The Southwestern Spartans used their first road trip of the season to run some outstanding times at the Waubonsee Chiefs Cross Country Meet in Sugar Grove, IL. The Spartan women got a muggy Saturday morning started off by finishing third overall in the team race while placing three runners in the top 18. Leading the way for the Spartans was Kalli McCann who finished third overall in the 5K with a time of 19:03. She was closely followed by Regina Hafner who finished 12th in the race with a time of 21:00.
Coach Huntington was very impressed with the times posted by the Southwestern women. “The improvement from last week to this week was incredible," Huntington explained. "Courtney, Kristin, and Brei on average took off minutes from last week’s race. That has nothing to do with training that is just a mental commitment to excellence. They were awesome.”
Southwestern Community College is hosting the Region XI Cross Country Championships on Friday, October 28, 2011, on the college’s Creston campus. Starting time is 10 a.m. with the women running first. The men will follow 15 minutes after the end of the women’s event. Eight Iowa community college teams will be participating, including DMACC, Indian Hills, Iowa Central, Iowa Lakes, Iowa Western, Marshalltown, NIACC, and SWCC.
There will be a dinner and awards ceremony for the athletes and their coaches in room 180 of the Instructional Center approximately one hour following the men’s race.
On Saturday, October 15, the Spartan Men and Women Cross Country Teams traveled to Dixon, IL, and competed in the Sauk Valley Invitational hosted by Sauk Valley Community College. It was another stellar day for both teams as the women captured their second invitational crown of the season while the men finished fifth, placing two runners in the top 15.