Women's Cross Country

Sauk Valley, Harper sprint to Region IV women's titles

Sauk Valley, Harper sprint to Region IV women's titles

GRAYSLAKE, ILL. - Sauk Valley Community College and Harper College ran their way to 2018 NJCAA Region IV Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 27 on the 5,000-meter course at the College of Lake County. The Skyhawks amassed 41 points to edge second place Carl Sandburg by 15 points for the Division I crown, while the Hawks ran unchallenged and finished with 15 points for the Division III title. Carl Sandburg freshman Nancy Jebet claimed the Division I Runner of the Year award with a time of 19:19.13, a little over one minute better than second place Calista Stefaniak of Moraine Valley Community College. For a second consecutive year, the DIII Runner of the Year honor went to sophomore Misbah Baig in 19:16.34 to edge out her teammate and second place finisher Taylor Kreiss by 44 seconds. Nick Hartz of SVCC and Jim Macnider from Harper each received Region IV Coach of the Year accolades.

2018 NJCAA Region IV Division I & III Women's Cross Country Championship Final Results (PDF)

The NJCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Championships will be run in Saturday, November 10 in Garden City, Kansas, while the NJCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships are November 3 in Westfield, Massachusetts.

 

2018 Region IV Division I All-Region Teams
(All-Region team placements are listed in order of finish at Region IV Tournament)

First Team
Nancy Jebet - Carl Sandburg College
Calista Stefaniak - Moraine Valley Community College
Haley Weidner - Sauk Valley Community College
Anastasia Beetler - Carl Sandburg College
Mekenzie Harden - Sauk Valley Community College

Second Team
Daphne Kolody - Waubonsee Community College
Gaby Juarez - Waubonsee Community College
Mayra Nava-Moyotl - Sauk Valley Community College
Tania Barragan - Kishwaukee College
Victoria Granz - Moraine Valley Community College

Third Team
Liliana Avitia - Morton College
Nataleigh Nugent - Sauk Valley Community College
Karen Dorantes - Malcolm X College
Madison Krisch - Moraine Valley Community College
Maira Weitkamp - Waubonsee Community College

Coach of the Year
Nick Hartz - Sauk Valley Community College

Runner of the Year
Nancy Jebet - Carl Sandburg College

 

2018 Region IV Division III All-Region Teams
(All-Region team placements are listed in order of finish at Region IV Tournament)

First Team
Misbah Baig - Harper College
Taylor Kreiss - Harper College
Rachael Temple - Harper College
Ana Mendoza Pineda - Joliet Junior College
Jessi Gessner - Harper College

Coach of the Year
Jim Macnider - Harper College

Runner of the Year
Misbah Baig - Harper College