Panthers run to best finish at NCAA-II Regional since 2010

EVANSVILLE, Ind.— The Drury men’s cross country team had their best finish in more than a decade at the NCAA-II Midwest Regional Championship when they came in 11th on Saturday at Angel Mounds in Evansville, Indiana.
The Panthers had 368 points to finish 11th in the 30-team field. Number one ranked Grand Valley State won the regional with 49 points, Lewis was second with 118 points, and Walsh was third with 135.
Freshman William Kershaw led the Panthers with a 44th place finish in the field of 206 runners and a time in the 10-kilometer run of 31:59.9. Another freshman, Luke Byrne was 65th, posting a time of 32:24.1. Sean Lowry was 77th (32:36.8), Matt Moler came in 84th (32:50.1) and Colby Gardner was 98th (33:07.2). Rounding Drury’s line-up was William Purifoy (117th, 33:39.2), and Ben Schmitt (137th, 34:04.5).
Carlee Stimphel won the regional with a time of 30:02.6.
Drury’s 11th place finish was their best mark at the regional championship since they came in third in 2010.
The field for the NCAA-II National Championship will be announced on Monday. This year’s championship meet is Nov. 20 in St. Leo, Florida.

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics