WILMINGTON – The Heidelberg University cross country teams had a strong showing at the NCAA Great Lakes regional, with the women's team placing in a tie for 10th out of 35 schools while the men placed 18th out of 37 competing schools.
In the women's race, Dani Blum led the way, as she has all season. She finished the six-kilometer race in 22:15.8, placing 12th overall. Rachel House had a terrific performance on the day, placing 14th in a time of 22:17.6, her best time on the season. Hayley Cochran was the next to score for the Berg, finishing in 23:10.9 in 60th place, while Shawnda Henault (111th) and Kristen Fett (121st) rounded out the top five on the women's side. As a team, they finished in a tie for 10th place with Hanover College.
On the men's side, freshman Dylan Dombi continued his success on the year, leading the Student Princes yet again. He finished in a time of 25:09.1 for the eight-kilometer race, which was good enough for 29th place out of 244 competitors. Isaac Kuntz (99th place) was the next to finish for the Berg, crossing the finish line in a time of 26:04.3. Cameron Weaks (111th place) and Zach Flint (115th) finished close together for a three-four finish on the team, while Nick Jones (174th) rounded out the top five.
With Calvin, Oberlin and Mount Union all qualifying for the national championship meet as a team from the women's race, both Blum and House qualified for the NCAA Division III championship meet as individuals, with House earning the final spot out of the Great Lakes region. That race will take place next Saturday, November 22, in Wilmington at the same location as the Great Lakes regional.