The UNI Panther men finished 14th overall and the women placed 19th at the Bradley Pink Classic Friday in Peoria at the Newman Golf Course.
Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Men’s Cross Country Team©Panthers Athletics 2018
Wal Khat again performed at a high level. He finished 20th in the field that included some of the top athletes in the Midwest.
Khat ran a 24:58.1, just one-tenth of a second behind the 19th-place finisher and two-tenths behind 18th-place.
UNI was third among MVC teams finishing behind host Bradley and Drake, but ahead of Valparaiso, Southern Illinois, Loyola, Illinois State and Western Illinois.
On the women’s side, Gabby Champion finished 69th with a time of 21:56.5. McKayla Cole was 77th with a time of 21:59.1, Gabby Skopec finished 102nd, Alyssa Williams was 156th and Tess Roorda closed the scoring at 170th.
The Panthers were third among Valley teams finishing behind Bradley and Missouri State.
UNI returns to Peoria on Nov. 27 for the MVC Championship on the same course. The NCAA Midwest Regional will also take place in Peoria.