Nov. 5, 2011
Pursell & Adams lead Bearcat All-Region finishers
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A pair of Northwest Missouri State men and women cross country runners raced to All-Region honors finishing in the top 25 as the Bearcat women placed third as a team while the men finished fifth in NCAA South Central Regional Championships at the Hawks Ridge Golf Course.
Angela Adams recorded a top 10 finish covering the 6k course in 22:14.30 for the Bearcats highest finisher. Katti Carroll raced to a 12th place finish to also earn All-Region honors for Northwest as she finished with a time of 22:18.00.
On the men’s side TR Pursell earned All-Region accolades with a 12th place finish. Pursell, who has been Northwest’s top runner, cover the 10k course in a time of 31:49.60.
Pursell was joined by Ryan Darling earning All-Region honors sneaking in at 25th. Darling finished with a time of 32.33.20.
All-Region honors were given to the top 25 finishers in each of the men’s and women’s races.
Midwestern State edged Pittsburg State in the early women’s race to finish ahead of the Bearcats. Abilene Christian’s Chloe Sussett was the individual champion to advance to Nov. 19 NCAA National Championships in Spokane, Wash.
A pair of Lone Star Conference teams will represent the South Central Region as Eastern New Mexico claimed the title and was followed closely by East Central (Okla.). Central Missouri’s Laban Sialo claimed the men’s individual title covering the course in a time of 30:33.20.
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