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The SWCC women finished first in the junior college division at the Brissman Lundeen Invitational at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. More than 700 runners from 35 colleges participated in the meet. Runners for the Spartans' team included Kalli McCann, freshman from Osceola who set a school record in the 6K; Christy Stevens, freshman from Atlantic; Sarah Sneed, freshman from Malvern; Regina Hafner, freshman from Panora; and Delaney Turner, freshman from Panora. They finished second, fifth, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively to secure the victory. Every Spartan runner set a personal record in the 6K race.
The team placed 19th overall at the invitational.
To view online race results, please visit http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=7414.
Kalli McCann and Dave Prchal led their respective teams at the prestigious Les Duke Invitational hosted by Grinnell College over the weekend. Coach Huntington felt it was an incredible showing for Southwestern overall, as each runner set a personal record at the 6K and 8K distances.
Creston, IA—The announcement came Friday that the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) men’s cross country team is ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation. The ranking came out in the 2011 NJCAA Division I Hill N Dale Cross Country Rankings. SWCC rounds out the rankings at number 25 on the list.
Congratulations to the Spartans and their coaches!
For the first time ever, the Spartan men and women gathered on their own turf to run the 2011 Region XI Cross Country Time Trials. More than 100 runners from eight Iowa college teams competed in the event Saturday morning on SWCC's Creston Campus.
The Spartan women showed up ready to run. Kelli McCann, freshman from Osceola, and Regina Hafner, freshman from Panora, were able to crack the top 20 for the women. McCann came in 11th place with a time of 21:37.1 while Hafner came in 14th place with a time of 22:48.6. Chelsi Palmer, the lone returning sophomore from Casey and team captain, ran a time of 26:34.3.
The Spartan men finished fourth with Dave Prchal, freshman from Omaha, NE, leading the team finishing 24th with a time of 18:20.1. Luke Hood, freshman from Marshalltown, followed with a time of 18:50.4 and Jason James was right behind him with a time of 19:21.7.
This meet was the first-ever cross country meet hosted by Southwestern. The Spartans will run at home again on October 29, when SWCC will host the Region XI Championship. The next cross country meet for the Spartans will be September 3, 9:30 a.m. at the Central College Invitational in Pella.
More photos posted on SWCC's Facebook page.