Wildcats Have Break Out Performace at Midwest Regionals
Nov. 13, 2010
MANHATTAN, Kan. -
The Kansas State women's cross country team earned its best finish in 10 years, finishing fifth overall on Saturday at the Midwest Regional Champioships in Peoria, Ill. The Wildcats were led by sophomore Martina Tresch, who finished 11th overall in a time of 20:24.81. Senior Sydney Messick continued her strong season, finishing 15th overall in a time of 20:33.88.
Tresch was pleased with her performance. "It went really well. It was very windy but we battled through it."
Messick had nothing but praises for her team. "Everyone did awesome. We showed that we can compete nationally. Our freshmen amaze me. They got right in there and did more than their part. I think that we are really close to taking that next step."
Head coach Michael Smith also had many praises for his team. "Martina ran her best race. This was the best team race we have had all year," said Smith.
Junior Boglarka Bozzay helped K-State by finishing 37th in a time of 21:09.74. The freshman tandem of Avery Clifton and Meghan Heuer capped off the breakout performance by finishing 42nd and 49th respectively.
The men's team ended its season with a 22nd place finish. Junior Phillip Banowetz led the men, finishing 98th.
K-State women's team will find out on Sunday if they have earned an at-large bid for the NCAA Championships.