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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Lady Bulldogs claim Tabor Invite crown

  • McPherson College, along with a handful of surrounding KCAC schools and junior colleges participated in the Tabor College Invitational on Saturday.
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  • McPherson College, along with a handful of surrounding KCAC schools and junior colleges participated in the Tabor College Invitational on Saturday.
    The Mac women came in first on the heels of a champion run by Aspen Frey while the men had a solid second place showing.
    "I am very pleased with how both teams stepped up in less than ideal weather conditions," Bulldog coach Cameron Magnall said. "Aspen, especially, ran a very tactical race against some of the top individuals in the conference."
    Coming down towards the finish, Frey held off Tabor's Brielle Lund for the championship t-shirt as the two finished less than four seconds apart, with Frey coming in with a time of 19:38.88.
    Newcomer Grace Viuhkola was the next MC runner to cross the line and did so at 20:36.37. Savana Cross was right on her tail, coming in as the next runner at 20:46.60.
    Miranda Clark continued to PR as she finished at 21:42.49. The final scoring Bulldog was Damaje Markham who ended her race at 21:47.32.
     The McPherson men's second place finish was well deserved as Kwan "Angus" Leung led the pack of 'Dogs with his 27:47.36 split, finishing sixth.
    Michael Janzer and Brandon Sherier finished side by side at 28:14 and 28:16, respectively. Chris Newell came in next at 28:37.60 and was followed by Dixon Cooney (28:40.6) and Kurt Katzdorn (23:48.80).
    Two weeks rest will end with a race at one of the toughest cross country courses in the country as the Bulldogs travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on Rim Rock Farm Oct. 12.
    This will be a preview meet for the NAIA National Championships that are to be held there in November.
    Results
    Women
    1. Aspen Frey 19:38.88; 7. Grace Viuhdola 20:36.37; 8. Savana Cross 20:46.40; 18. Miranda Clark 21:42.95; 21. Damaje Markham 21:47.32; 23. Heidi Lyne 22:14.19; 28. Erika Doty 22:55.31; 56. Sierra Ulrich 29:28.37.
    Men
    6. Kwan Leung 27:47.36; 12. Michael Janzer 28:14.80; 13. Brandon Sherier 28:16.80; 17. Christopher Newell 28:27.60; 20. Dixon Cooney 28:40.06; 21. Kurt Katzdorn 28:43.80; 25. Jordan Bost 29:01.10; 29. Blaine Martin 29:20.74; 30. Corey Long 29:29.80; 51. Cody Brooks 31:33.47.

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