Daniel Van Sickle
Staff Reporter

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Colton McNinch, biochemistry and bioogy senior is the first runner for Southwestern to finish the 8K course at Lawrence, Kan. (Special to the Collegian)

The men’s cross country team placed 26th at nationals. Colton McNinch, biochemistry and biology senior, was the first runner for Southwestern to finish the famous 8k course at Rim Rock, Lawrence. He came in with a time of 25:48.10.

The women’s team did not qualify for nationals. One runner, Kelsey Buffum, secondary education sophomore, qualified for nationals individually. She completed her 5k in a time of 19:13.22.

This meet marks the end of the cross country season and the last cross country season of Jim Helmer’s career.

Men’s scores
90. Colton McNinch 25:48.10
165. Sam McDaniel 26:25.51
178. Eric Anders 26:31.13
190. Trey Bruton 26:37.39
204. Caleb Jackson 26:43.80
234. Nick Warnke 27:09.54
273. Brandon Hatch 27:50.03

Daniel Van Sickle is a senior majoring in business administration. You may contact him at daniel.vansickle@sckans.edu.