The men's and women's cross country teams competed in the conference tournament in Lawrence, Kansas this past Saturday. The women finished fourth and were lead by Morgan DeBoer and Kelsey Dallimore. DeBoer finished 12th with a time of 21:08.82 and Dallimore was less than a second behind finishing in 13th place with a time of 21:09.32. Karissa Austin finished in 15th followed by Emily Meranda, 19th, and Lindsay Jones in 25th. DeBoer and Dallimore were named Second-team All Conference.
The men's team finished second behind Haskell University and Jeff Austin finished in second place qualifying him for the NAIA National Meet. Austin ran a 28:36.65 and was followed by teammate Levi Swenson in fourth place with a time of 29:26.41. Both runners were named First-team All Conference. Warren Lannon and Justice Barnes finished 12th and 14th, respectively to garner Second-team All Conference. Jeff Austin was also named Conference Newcomer of the Year.
Jeff Austin will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to compete in the NAIA National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 23rd.