Cross country to nationals

The men’s and women’s cross country teams finished first and second at the NCAA D-III Central Regional on Nov. 10, earning berths to the NCAA D-III Championship at Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 17.

Grant Wintheiser ’15 finished first overall for the men at the Central Regional. His time of 25:20.9 was nearly 10 seconds ahead of the second-place runner from Central College. For his performance and season-long successes including winning the MIAC individual title on Oct. 27, Wintheiser was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Central Region athlete of the year. Head coach Phil Lundin was named the region’s coach of the year.

For the women, Emma Lee ’13 and Jorden Johnson ’15 finished fifth and seventh. Becca Bevans ’13 finished 14th and Meggie Exner ’14 finished 27th.

The men race at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the women at noon.