Forester men 12th at NAIA Nationals

The Forester men's cross country squad returned to the NAIA National Championships held at Wisconsin-Parkside after making their last appearance in 1999. HU finished twelfth in a 28-team field with a team score of 322, just 29 points out of seventh.

Malone College had three runners place in the top 10 to claim the NAIA title with a score of 59. Black Hills State was second with 202 points followed by Lindenwood (210), Simon Fraser (228), Cornerstone (235), Aquinas (240), Embry Riddle (293), Union (298), California State-San Marcos (301) and Indiana Wesleyan (304) to round out the top 10.

Joseph Njeri paced the Foresters with a 49th place finish in 25:45.7. Other runners scoring for HU included Nick Johnson, who was 65th in 25:59.1; Dan Lindbloom who was right on his heel in 25:59.8 for 67th place; Tobias Sauter who came in 118th with a time of 26:23.5 and Luke Diehl who crossed in 26:44.1 for 160th place. Also competing for the Foresters was Michael Lehman (217th, 27:21.6) and Luke Andrews (243rd, 28:08.3).

Azusa Pacific's Aron Rono captured the individual title crossing the line first with a time of 23:52.1.

For complete results, see Results.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
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