Head women’s cross country coach Tracy Hellman earned NSIC Women’s Coach of the Year honors while six runners were named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s cross country team in an announcement from the league office on Monday.
Leah Black, Runa Falch, Kristin Brondbo, Annie Pfiefle and Kyle Blakeslee were all first-team All-NSIC performers while Gabi Swoboda earned second-team All-NSIC honors.
Augustana had four of the top-five finishers and five of the top 10, led by Leah Black, who finished second overall with a time of 22:01 in the 6k race. Falch finished third with a time of 22:15, followed by Brondbo at fourth (22:16) and Pfiefle in fifth at 22:20. Blakeslee finished ninth crossing the finish line in 22:51. Swoboda recorded a time of 23:25 to finish 16th overall.
Augustana, ranked first in the nation and in the Central Region, will compete in the NCAA Regional tournament in Joplin, Mo. on Nov. 3.
Courtesy: Tim Evans, Augustana