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Lady Cardinals Place Three Runners on All-Region Team

Lady Cardinals Place Three Runners on All-Region Team

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Three student-athletes from the Saginaw Valley State University women's cross country team were recognized by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with All-Region awards for cross country in Division II following this weekend's NCAA Regional Championships.  The USTFCCA recognized nearly 400 student-athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the eight regional sites this past weekend.

The three Saginaw Valley representatives were sophomore Emily Short (Tawas, Mich./Tawas Area HS), senior Lauren Hill (Flat Rock, Mich.) and freshman Taylor Stepanski (Alpena, Mich.).  Short paced the Cardinals with a fifth place finish overall with a time of 21:24 .  Hill would cross the finish line in sixth place in a time of 21:29.  Stepanski finished in 23rd place overall with a time of 22:05.  The three runners helped SVSU to a 2nd place finish overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional and advance to the Championships for the second straight season.

Adams State, Chico State, and Stonehill each went a perfect 7-for-7 in the  women's All-Region category. Grand Valley State, Tampa, and Alaska Anchorage tallied six All-Region awards.

The PSAC had the most women on the All-Region honor roll with 22 with 11 of the league's schools represented. The Northeast-10 with 20 and RMAC with 19 followed as top conferences in All-Region women.
Missouri Southern will host the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, November 17, at the MSSU Cross Country Course in Joplin, Mo.