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Missouri Southern Sports

November 15, 2012

Women's cross country regional notebook

— Atlantic Region

Team qualifiers: Shippensburg 70, Edinboro 90, Indiana, Pa. 102

Individual leaders: 1, Katie Spratford, Shippensburg, sr., 20:20. 2, Victoria Davis, Bloomsburg, jr., 20:47. 3, Kacey Gibson, Edinboro, sr., 21:04. 4, Stephanie Case, Slippery Rock, sr., 21:07. 5, Sarah Korlich, Edinboro, jr., 21:29.

2011 NCAA: Shippensburg placed ninth in the team standings. … Spratford was 10th and Davis 45th in the individual standings.

Notes: Six Shippensburg runners set personal bests in the regional meet. … Shippensburg won its fifth straight regional title. … Edinboro qualified its team for nationals for the first time since 2007.

Central Region

Team qualifiers: Augustana 29, Winona State 108, Mary 149, Missouri Southern 160, Pittsburg State 162

Top individuals: 1, Runa Falch, Augustana, jr., 20:39. 2, Melissa Agnew, Mary, sr., 20:48. 3, Leah Black, Augustana, sr., 20:49. 4, Dakota Wolf, Mary, 21:00.; 5, Kristin Brondbo, Augustana, 21:09.

Missouri Southern qualifiers: 11, Rachel Schrader, jr., 21:46. 18, Marlee Tegenkamp, sr., 21:57. 21, Kaitlyn Belisle, jr., 22:00. 54, Lauren Baehr, soph., 22:44  65, Adelene Mengwasser, fr., 22:57. 79, Cassy Kendrick, sr., 23:14. 114, Jet Hovis, fr., 23:51.

Pittsburg State qualifiers: 26, Kaley Temaat, sr., 22:11. 33, Casey Epps, jr., 22:22. 35, Bridgette McCormick, soph., 22:25. 39, Hannah DeVries, fr., 22:28. 42, Alex Moase, soph., 22:31. 60, Amanda Callaway, sr., 22:51. 61, Cate Dunn, soph., 22:52.

2011 NCAA: Augustana won the team championship, led by Leah Hansen (12th place), Runa Falch (13th), Kristin Brondbo (15th) and Kyle Blakeslee (18th). ... Mary took fifth in the team standings as Dakota Wolf placed fifth and Melissa Agnew 17th. ... Marlee Tegenkamp of Missouri Southern was 30th in the individual standings, and Pittsburg State took 15th in the team standings.

Notes: Missouri Southern is in the national meet for the fifth time in six years, highlighted by a third-place finish in 2009. ... Pittsburg State is making its third straight national appearance. ... Augustana returns four of its top five runners from last year’s championship team and has been ranked No. 1 in the national poll all season. ... Augustana had five of the top 12 finishers to win its first regional title in school history. ... Winona State sophomore Jessica Young placed eighth in the region, and her time of 21:24 was the best in school history, 30 seconds faster than the former mark. ... Winona State is in the national meet for the first time.

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