Grand Valley State Women Finish Sixth at NCAA Championships

Grand Valley State Women Finish Sixth at NCAA Championships

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Evansville, Ind. – The Grand Valley State women's cross country team finished sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Evansville, Indiana with a team score of 185 Saturday morning. The Lakers came in as the defending National Champions.

Senior Kelly Haubert was the first to cross the finish line with a sixth place finish at 21:05.1. Allie Ludge placed 35th with a time of 21:40.0, followed by a 39th place finish by Gina Patterson, who crossed the finish line at 21:42.9. Megan Caltagirone tabbed a 48th place finish with a time of 21:52.0, while Rachel Bendewald was the fifth scoring runner for the Lakers and finished the race 82nd with a time of 22:19.0.

Also running for GVSU were Stacey Metzger (22:20.8) and Madison Goen (23:02.7)

Haubert, Ludge and Patterson all tabbed All-American honors after placing in the top 40 in the championship race.

Adams State finished first with 126 points, followed by U-Mary (137 points), Cal Baptist (148 points), Chico State (179 points), Alaska Anchorage (180 points) and Grand Valley State (185 points).

The USTFCCCA will announce the national award recipients throughout the week, and the honors will be posted here on when they become public.