Viterbo men’s, women’s cross country shine at NSAA Championships

Viterbo men’s and women’s cross country each placed in the top three at the North Star Championships on Friday.

The men’s team placed second for their highest finish since joining the conference. Sophomore Drake Ingold took fourth overall (26:26.5) and freshman Sam Larson took seventh (26:57.9), so both will compete in the NAIA Championship.

The women’s team placed third, which is tied for their highest finish since joining in 2015. Sophomore and Central grad Sophie Leinfelder was the team’s top finisher at third place (20:17.2), just five seconds behind the leader. Madelyn Adam took seventh (20:41.2). Both athletes will compete at nationals.

The NAIA Championship is set for Nov. 22.

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