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Wildcats compete at NAIA National Championship

Wildcats compete at NAIA National Championship

The Wildcats wrapped up their season on Saturday with three 'Cats taking part in the 37th Annual NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship in Elsah, Ill.

The 334 runner field contested the 5K event at North Farm Cross Country Course just outside of St. Louis, Missour. Senior Samantha Barela (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was the first Wildcat across the finish line in 105th place with a time of 18:50. Jessie Faron (Auburn, Ind.) was the next 'Cat in 173rd at 19:19. Olivia Redmann (Englewood, Fla.) crossed the finish at 19:35 in 207th place.

Fellow A.I.I. school University of British Columbia captured the team title with a score of 90 points.

The 'Cats will now prepare for the start of the indoor track season which will open in December.

105    Samantha Barela          18:50
173 Jessie Faron 19:19
207 Olivia Redmann 19:35