The Barclay College cross country team competed in a meet hosted by Tabor College this last weekend at Marion County Reservoir. With humid temperatures, soft footing and an uphill finish, the course proved challenging. Freshman Noah Camp (Winfield, Kans.) represented the Bears in the men’s 8k race with a finishing time of 31:30. This is his second consecutive race in which he had a qualifying time for the NCCAA National Championships which will be hosted by Houghton College in Houghton, New York in mid-Novermber. Camp finished 51st out of 87, with only three other athletes in the race part of the NCCAA.
Teammate junior Katy Vanderploeg (Haviland, Kans.) was unable to compete this last weekend, but ran a timed trial at home and bested her last 5k time by running a 25:21. Her new best sets just 41 seconds off a qualifying time for the women’s national meet.
Head Coach Hannah Kendall is pleased with the efforts and attitudes of her athletes, and is excited to take this team to compete at Nationals. Having athletes with quality character as well as athleticism will continue to add to the caliber of athlete Barclay College desires and will build this young program.
Their next meet will be hosted by NCAA Division II Fort Hays State University at Sand Plum, Kans. on October 10.