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From Coach Huntington:
We had a fantastic meet at the Grand View Viking Invitational. This was a very important meet for both the men's and women's teams here at Southwestern. We needed to see if we could come off of three weeks of increased mileage and a really fast course at Augustana and compete at the level we need to be at as the season crosses the half way mark. We have had some tremendous growth lately and this meet was a big test for us both physically and mentally. Ewing Park is a very tough course. There are several large hills with a lot of sharp turns over uneven ground. It is not a speed course and the competition was very good with a nationally ranked team in the field and several colleges who will contend for their conference championships.
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!