KEARNEY, Neb. — The Fort Hays State University women’s cross country team finished 10th overall and second among MIAA schools at the NCAA Division II Central Region Championships on Saturday. The Tigers finished with 260 team points. There were 217 individuals who competed in the 6K race.
Lindsay Roberts led the Tigers individually for the second consecutive race, finishing 16th. She navigated the course with a time of 22:01.22. Chelsea Jackson finished the race in 21st and posted a time of 22:09.05. Roberts and Jackson earned All-Region honors with their top-25 finishes.
Lauren Roberts crossed the finish line in 61st with a time 23:07.57. Yessenia Gonzales finished the course in 80th and had a time of 23:30.13. Shea Bonine rounded out the scorers for FHSU as she finished 82nd and traversed the course in 23:31.04.
The University of Mary took the team title with 61 points. Pittsburg State was the first MIAA school to cross the finish line and placed second with 102 points. Augustana finished third with 110 team points.
The FHSU men finished 13th overall and sixth among MIAA teams and completed the event with 316 team points. There were 181 individuals who competed in the 10K race.
Layton Werth completed the race in 32:49.34 and finished 34th individually. Alex Barbosa crossed the finish line 52nd in 33:20.36. Reed Rome finished the race 65th with a time of 33:36.39. Brett Meyer navigated the course in 33:46.77 and finished 76th. Robbie Schmidt rounded out the scoring for the Tigers with a time of 34:15.29 while finishing 97th.
Augustana took the team title after four of their competitors finished inside the top 10. They finished the event with 43 points. Missouri Southern was the first MIAA school to cross the finish line as they totaled 156 points, while Central Missouri came in third with 162 points.