LCSC men’s cross country team finishes at
No. 18; women are 19th
KENOSHA, Wis. – Senior Calin Hantau fell
short in his bid to become Lewis-Clark State
College’s first two-time NAIA All-American
in cross country, but the Warrior men’s team
still came up with the program’s best
finisher at the NAIA Cross Country
Championships on Saturday.
The Warrior men finished 18th overall in the
meet, topping the 21st-place finishes in
each of the past two seasons. The Warrior
women also finished in the Top 20, placing
19th in the women’s meet.
Malone College of Ohio placed three runners
in the top 10 to capture the men’s title,
while Simon Fraser captured its fifth
straight women’s title and 10th overall.
After finishing among the top 20 runners
last year in the meet to earn All-America
honors, Hantau wound up 34th on Saturday,
covering the 8-kilometer course in 25
minutes, 35.7 seconds. Fellow senior Aaron
Galbraith was next for LCSC in 81st place in
26:06.9, while freshman Sean Huey was 9th in
The Warriors finished with 427 points in the
meet, three ahead of fellow Region I
competitor Eastern Oregon. Simon Fraser was
the only Region I team to finish ahead of
LCSC, placing fourth overall.
Rounding out the finishers for the LCSC men
were junior Adrian Ramirez at No. 166, in
26:49.3; freshman Chris McConnell at No. 214
in 27:19.9, sophomore Eric Tuwei at No. 216
in 27:20.8, and freshman Jake Miller at No.
218 in 27:33.8.
On the women’s side, LCSC had 473 points.
It’s the seventh straight year the Warrior
women have finished No. 21 or better in the
meet. The Warriors finished third among
Region I teams behind Simon Fraser and the
University of British Columbia, which was
Senior Jenny Jensen led the Warriors,
covering the 5-kilometer course in 19:00.4
to finish 82nd overall. Sophomore Kyli Astle
wasn’t far behind at 19:07.6 for 94th place.
Other LCSC finishers include senior Emily
Perkins at No. 132 in 19:26.2, sophomores
Katja Palm-Loevslett and Lindsay Szybura at
No. 173 and No. 174 in 19:48.2 and 19:48.5,
respectively, senior Rikki Glick in 20:09.8
for No. 206, and junior Rosa Bautista at No.
225 in 20:33.4.
The Warrior women will now switch gears and
begin preparing for the indoor track season.
This is the first year LCSC has sponsored
women’s track and field.