VANCOUVER, Wash. – Carroll College senior Janie Reid capped her college cross country career with a 22nd-place finish and all-American status at Saturday’s NAIA cross country national championships.
Reid, the senior runner from nearby Kenmore, Wash., crossed the finish line in 18:00 to lead the Fighting Saints. Carroll won its third consecutive Frontier Conference women’s championship earlier this fall. Reid dashed for the finish line with a group of runners.
Carroll junior Samantha Mundel finished 46th in the 5K race, crossing in 18:28. The former Columbia Falls standout just missed all-American status, falling out of the top 30 in the race.
Oklahoma City’s Aminat Olowora won the women’s race in 16:50, 30 seconds better than Southern Oregon’s Jessa Perkinson. British Columbia won the women’s team title.
The Carroll women finished 17th, with Reid and Mundel paving the way. Brigid Bradshaw (99th), Teal Bullick (141st) and Kendyl Pierson (162nd) rounded out the scorers for the Fighting Saints.
Montana Western junior Mindy Kaufman placed 59th in the race, posting a time of 18:40. Teammates Kaitlyn Bird (115th) and Eireann O’Connor (119th) also crossed for the Bulldogs. Rachel David, the lone runner for MSU-Northern, scored a time of 20:14, placing 240th.
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