The Faith Eagles Cross Country team participated in their first meet of the season in Pella, IA at the Central College XC Course. The course conditions and the weather made it a great day for the Eagles first meet.
Because the men's event was a 6k race, it would not be considered an NCCAA national qualifying event, as it must be an 8k to be counted as a national event; however, the women's 5k race was an NCCAA qualifying event, and Junior Wendy Busenitz's time of 21:57 qualified her for the NCCAA national meet in Mississippi in November!
The men's team consists of Senior Dewey Rapson, Junior Josiah Genung, and Freshman Tyler Dingle. The women's team also has three athletes: Junior Wendy Busenitz, Sophomore Abigail Blomberg, and Freshman Abigail Lobb. All six of the Faith runners ran hard, despite a couple of injuries that they had been working through. The team is looking forward to a great season and hopes to honor God through their testimony at every race.
The team will travel to Grinnell, IA this Saturday, September 9, for the Les Duke Cross Country Invitational hosted at Grinnell College.
November 29, 2017 2017 Cross Country Season Review
November 15, 2017 Busenitz Named 2017 DII Cross Country Ray Bullock Award Recipient
October 30, 2017 XC Team Ends Regular Season
October 16, 2017 Blomberg Beats National Qualifying Time
October 2, 2017 XC Team Participates at Wartburg
September 26, 2017 Team Pushes Through Difficult Running Conditions
September 26, 2017 Busenitz Honored as Student-Athlete of the Week
September 15, 2017 Fall Teams Launch Fundraising Campaigns
September 12, 2017 Rapson Qualifies for Nationals
September 11, 2017 Homecoming 2017
September 7, 2017 Busenitz Time Qualifies for Nationals