2011 NAIA Cross Country Nationals


The 56th Annual Men’s and 32nd Annual Women’s event will take place at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash., on Nov. 19. 
The men’s 8K championship race will start at 10:30 a.m. PST, 
followed by the women’s 5K run at 11:45 a.m.
Missouri Qualifiers or Missouri School conferences Qualifiers:
Women
The 32-team women’s field features 22 conference/independent/unaffiliated group champions, one conference/independent/unaffiliated group runner-up and eight at-large selections. Concordia received a host berth to the event. There are also 105 individual qualifiers.
Teams

Heart of America Athletic Conference champion
Central Methodist (Mo.)
American Midwest Conference champion
Park (Mo.)
Individuals
American Midwest Conference
Kristi Palmer William Woods (Mo.) Sr. Ste. Genevieve High School, Ste. Genevieve, MO
Alexandra Weathersby Missouri Baptist
Breanna Newton Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
Cheryl Held William Woods (Mo.) Sr. Lafayette HS Wildwood, MO
Courtney Henderson William Woods (Mo.) Jr. Rockwood Summit HS High Ridge, MO
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Lauren Jaqua Baker (Kan.)
Ashley McBride Baker (Kan.)
Kristen Ostrem Evangel (Mo.)
Naomi Reeh Benedictine (Kan.)
Katelyn Haymes Evangel (Mo.)
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Megan Rogers St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.)
Men
The 32-team men’s field features 21 conference/independent/unaffiliated group champions, one conference/independent/unaffiliated group runner-up and nine at-large selections. Concordia (Ore.) received a host berth to the event. There are also 100 individual qualifiers.
Teams
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Baker
Individuals
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Yonas Gebretinais Graceland (Iowa)
Nicholas Hestand Evangel (Mo.)
Colby Lapresi Central Methodist (Mo.)
Austin Jacobs Evangel (Mo.)
Adam McGovern Avila (Mo.) Jr. Lee’s Summit West High School, Emporia State U. Lee’s Summit, MO
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Matt McKenzie St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.)
Unaffiliated Group – American Mideast/American Midwest/TranSouth
Ryan Meyer William Woods (Mo.) Jr. Linn High School Bonnnotts Mill, MO
Philiph Tonui Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)

Friday night phone interviews:

Central Methodist University Team Qualifiers Elise Schrieber of Jefferson City (JCHS) and Tabitha Dickey-Leaton of Fayette (Fayette HS)

Central Methodist University junior Colby Lapresi, junior from Geneva, New York.

Central Methodist University Coach Chris Sandefur. Sandefur ran at Pacific High School and collegiately at William Woods and Lindenwood.

William Woods University Individual Qualifiers:
Krista Palmer Sr. Ste. Genevieve HS Ste. Genevieve, MO
Cheryl Held Sr. Lafayette HS Wildwood, MO
Courtney Henderson Jr Rockwood Summit, High Ridge, MO

William Woods junior Ryan Meyer a Linn HS graduate from Bonnotts Mill, MO, is running in his third straight  NAIA National Cross Country Championship.

William Woods 2nd year Coach Dan Radkoweic is Canada native. He came to Missouri to run at UMKC. After an injury filled career he began coaching at UMKC and is now at WWU. He is married to Dr. Jill Smith-Radkoweic, the former Class 4A Missouri State Champ at Hazelwood Central. She ran collegiately at Arkansas and UMKC.

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