(Editor's note: RMC Athletics release)
LEWISTON, Idaho – Finishing ahead of every NAIA team competing, No. 21 ranked Rocky Mountain College took fourth place at the Inland Empire Championships in Lewiston, Idaho.
Placing behind University of Idaho, Gonzaga, and University of Calgary, the Battlin' Bears finished with a score of 137 which marked them ahead of No. 13 ranked Lewis-Clark State who finished in sixth.
Rocky's Ruth Chepsat once again led the Battlin' Bears with a ninth place finish. Running a time of 17:49, Chepsat finished eighth among qualified runners with the top time among the NAIA teams competing at the event.
Sydney Little Light ran a time of 18:30 to place in 26th. Her time counted as 23rd among scoring runners.
Finishing in 36th, Mei-Li Stevens' time of 18:56 ranked her 29th among qualified scoring runners.
Both Carrie Daniels and Carina Bracy ran a time of 19:36 to finish in 53rd and 54th overall and 38th and 39th among scoring runners.
Guan-Yin Stevens ran a time of 20:15 to finish in 67th overall while Larissa Saarel took 70th on a time of 20:37.
Rocky's men finished in sixth place among NAIA, NJCAA, and NCAA teams.
Jackson Duffey paved the way with a time of 24:49 which placed him 30th overall and 24th among qualified runners. Isaac Petsch ran a time of 24:54 to place in 34th overall and 27th among scoring runners.
Running a time of 25:05, Elijah Boyd took 38th which counted as 31st among qualified runners. Jackson Wilson's time of 25:13 placed him in 42nd overall and 33rd among scoring runners.
George Beddow finished in 66th overall and 46th among qualified runners with a time of 26:16.
Keegan Council finished in 72nd with a time 26:29 while Ethan Wilson took 79th on time of 26:52.
The Battlin' Bears will next run at the Montana Western Open on October 18.