Wal Khat and CJ Mayfinished fifth and sixth respectively to earn All-Conference honors and lead the UNI men to a third-place team finish. McKayla Cole finished 12th to earn honorable mention All-Conference honors to lead the UNI women to a sixth-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championship Saturday in Indiana.
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On the back of Khat and May’s race, the Panthers earned their highest team finish since winning the title in the 2003 race. Khat finished with a time of 25:05.64 May followed closely with a time of 25:12.88. Khat earned All-Conference honors for the second consecutive season.
Redshirt sophomore Drake Henrichs finished 22nd with a time of 25:52.62. Junior Logan Murray notched his season-best time of 26:08.19 for a 29th-place finish. Sophomore Sam McCool closed out the scoring for UNI with a time of 26:13.09 for a 32nd-place finish.
McKayla Cole led the way for Panther women. She earned a 12th-place finish with a time of 18:43.24. Paige Holub finished 35th with a time of 19:30.68. Senior Haylee Lunafinished 39th with a time of 19:44.07. Katie Nimrod recorded a time of 19:58.78 for a 42nd-place finish and Tess Roorda was right behind her in 43rd with a time of 19:59.22 to close out the scoring.
The Panthers next travel to the NCAA Midwest Regional on Nov. 15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.