Cross Country Finishes Strong at WAC Championship

Dan Moreno

The men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Seattle, Wash. for the Western Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, with both teams placing third overall.

Once again, sophomore Courtney Frerichs put UMKC’s name on the map as she finished second in the women’s 5K race with a time of 17:35.70. Frerichs was named a first team All-WAC honoree.

Freshman Sayra Villela and senior Meg Doss crossed the line 16th and 17th respectively, helping the ’Roos round out in the top half of the field.

On the men’s side, junior Taylor Wardall kept the late-season momentum going by crossing the finishing line eighth with a time of 25:50.90. Freshman Bryce Miller finished in the 12th position with a time of 26:01.80. Both Kangaroos received second team all-league honors.