On Sunday, November 12th the team traveled in Terre Haute Indiana for the 5th year in a row to compete at the Nike MW Regional Championships. This is a qualifier for the Nike Cross Nationals to be held the first weekend in December. The team placed 4th out of 35 teams from five states and were led by Emma Bucher (28th, 18:26), Grace Kilroy (36th, 18:29) and Kerri Walsh (47th, 18:42). Savannah Lowe and Rachel Whitehead rounded out the scoring 5 with 98th, 19:09 and 99th, 19:10 respectively. Additionally, Kelli Walsh (134th, 19:25) and Dalia Einstein (163rd, 19:36). By placing 4th the team can be considered for an at-large bid but will need to wait until November 26th to find out their fate. Congratulations to the girls on their tremendous performance!
The team also fielded a group of athletes competing in the Open Team race. The were lead by Nikki Jindal’s fiery finish to place 10th overall in a PR of 19:29! She was followed by scoring teammates, Sydney Khosla, Katie Jauch, Hannah Mangen, and Claire Maxwell. Additional team members included, Leah Vanbyesterveldt, Megan Kafka, Megan Knauer, and Maddie Little.