Evangel Cross Country Battles Top Teams at Heart Championships

Evangel Cross Country Battles Top Teams at Heart Championships

The Basics
Event: Heart Cross Country Championships
Location: Atchison, Kan.
Complete Results

ATCHISON, Kan. – The Evangel men's cross country team raced to a fourth-place finish while the Evangel women finished ninth Saturday at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships.

Duncan Gakuru and Shane Burns raced to top 10 finishes with Gakuru finishing fifth with a time of 27:00.04. Burns finished with a time of 27:01.49 to finish sixth after a third-place finish last year.

The Evangel men will await the final release of national qualifiers for both team and individuals.

On the women's side, Leslie Perona led the Crusaders with a time of 21:03.36 to finish 21st.

Men's Results

5 – Duncan Gakuru – 27:00.04
6 – Shane Burns – 27:01.49
31 – Christian Davis – 28:43.98
37 – Grant Dewitt – 28:53.50
39 – Matt McHenry – 28:59.19
41 – Jonathan Dasal – 28:59.62
60 – Tyler Bender – 30:11.56
66 – Andrew Bender – 30:28.06
107 – Jacob Crews – 33:28.04
118 – Tyler Conway – 36:59.24

Women's Results

21 – Leslie Perona – 21:03.36
54 – Jordan Fiorani – 23:16.68
60 – Hannah Gibson – 23:25.26
65 – Hannah Shearer – 23:54.43
81 – Taylor Cruzado – 24:55.65
98 – Emily Standage – 26:46.85

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