Hillsboro, Kan. - The Tabor College
Women's Cross Country Team placed ninth out of 10 teams this past weekend at
the Jock's Nitch Invitational at Jones Park hosted by Emporia State University.
was a very successful meet for us, even if that's not overtly evident in the
results," said Head Coach Dan Swaney. "Coming into Emporia, our home meet had
been the best race we'd had so far. But the Emporia course is tougher than ours
and it was a very windy day on top of that,yet nearly everyone ran close
to or faster than they did at our home meet."
Lady Jays were led by senior Christina Addison (Valley Center, Kan.) who
finished in 23rd place with a time of 20:01, while freshman Erin
Flaming (Denver, Colo.) finished in 55th place with a time of 21:34.
number of women had great days," said Swaney. "Christina ran 12 seconds faster,
Erin was only a second slower, senior Leah Kopper (Garden City, Kan.) ran
the same time, and junior Elissa Richert (Hillsboro, Kan.) ran an amazing
33 seconds faster.
down side to the whole day was that we were missing two of our runners who were
still recovering from being sick," added Swaney."At this point in the
season, although I really want everyone to run every meet,I think it's
more important to have people do what they can to get healthy and be able to
run later in the season when we'll need them the most, even if that means
missing a meet now. The sooner they can get their bodies healed up the sooner
they will be able to get back to training and run their best at conference when
Lady Jays will host the annual Alumni Homecoming Run Saturday Oct. 10th,
at 8 a.m. before travel to McPherson, Kan. to compete in the McPherson College
Open at noon.