Nov. 9, 2013
FORT DODGE, Iowa—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont) finished 23rd out of 281 runners and shattered her school record at the NJCAA Division I national championship Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course.
Bolliger, competing at nationals for the second year in a row, crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 14.1 seconds, which was :33.2 better than the Sandburg record she set at last year’s national championship. Bolliger completed the first mile in 5:55.4, ran the race at a 6:12 pace and came less than :16 away from achieving All-American status, which is awarded to the top 15 runners.
Hannah Maina of host Iowa Central was the women’s individual winner with a time of 18:12.6. Iowa Central also won the team championship, placing three runners in the top eight to finish with 41 points. Central Arizona was runner-up with 96 points.