Evangel Cross Country Has Big Day With 3rd Place Finish at Mid-Stats Classic

Evangel Cross Country Has Big Day With 3rd Place Finish at Mid-Stats Classic

The Basics
Event: NAIA Mid-States Classic
Location: Winfield, Kan.
Complete Results

WINFIELD, Kan. – The Evangel men's cross country team capped a big day finishing third at the NAIA Mid-States Classic finishing ahead of four nationally ranked teams on Saturday.

Evangel finished third in the team standings as the No. 1 team in NAIA Oklahoma City won the event followed by 10th-ranked Columbia College.

Duncan Gakuru paced Evangel with a ninth-place finish overall at 25:34.79 racing to the second-best time in school history. Shane Burns was just behind his teammate with at 15th overall finish at 25:54.63 to earn a personal best time.

Leslie Perona led the Evangel women with a time of 19:35.00 to finish in the top 40 of the 188 runners in the field.

Men's Results

9 – Duncan Gakuru – 25:34.79
2 – Shane Burns – 25:54.62
42 – Christian Davis – 26:46.05
54 – Jonathan Dasal – 27:08.92
58 – Matt McHenry – 27:24.42
69 – Grant Dewitt –27:41.10
101 – Andrew Bender – 28:43.88
104 – Tyler Bender – 28:49.23
178 – Tyler Conway – 37:59.78

Women's Results

35 – Leslie Perona – 19:35.00
113 – Camryn Will – 22:10.90
119 – Hannah Gibson – 22:27.38
122 – Taylor Cruzado – 22:40.10
124 – Hannah Shearer – 22:46.02
140 – Emily Standage – 23:37.84

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