Frerichs Races to NCAA Championship Berth
UMKC Athletics 11-15-2013
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(Ames, Iowa) – Kansas City standout Courtney Frerichs finished in fourth place at the NCAA Midwest Regionals on Friday afternoon, qualifying for the NCAA Cross Country Championship in the process.

"Courtney ran an incredible race," said cross country coach James Butler. "There were probably 20 women who were vying for the 4 qualifying spots so she had to be at her best today."

Frerichs completed the 6K course in 20:25.0 to lead the UMKC women to a 19th place team finish.

"She is now the first female 'Roo to represent UMKC at the cross country national championships, to go along with the same honor in track and field," said Butler. "In eight days she will step on the line and represent us well and compete to the best of her abilities like she always does."

Kelly Carpenter turned in a top 100 finish, coming in at 22:46.2 – good for 93rd place.

On the men’s side, Taylor Wardall led the way, running the 8K course in 31:08.9 to finish 30th. Bryce Miller finished in 90th with a time of 32:21.8. The ‘Roo men were 19th best overall, as well.

The NCAA Cross County Championship will be hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday, Nov. 23.


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