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Highland Women Harriers Finish Nationals in Top Twenty

Highland Women Harriers Finish Nationals in Top Twenty

The Highland Community College women’s cross country team recently competed in the NJCAA Division I National Cross Country Championship held on the Rend Lake Golf Course at the Rend Lake Resort in Ina, IL.  This was the largest event to date for a National Championship with 40 teams and 64 colleges represented by the 343 runners who competed.

Highland finished in18th place, the first Top Twenty finish in recent history.  Mary Kate Taylor, a sophomore from Chillicothe, MO, was designated a Division I NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association All American with a 16th place finish.

Mary Kate Taylor         16     19:04

Hannah Olson               82     20:30

Mandy Wilson              151    21:30

Crystal Hoard               157     21:34

Rachel Dungey             203     22:13

Kelsey Warren             263     23:45

Kelsie Mars                  272     24:23  

Taylor and Hannah Olson, a freshman from St. Joseph, MO, also achieved All Conference in the Jayhawk this year, as well as All Region VI Division I.  The Scottie women are coached by Tom Bond, who was recently named Region VI Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.

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