Claire McCune finishes 24th at NCAA-II national championship; earns second career All-American award

ST. LEO, Fla.— Senior Claire McCune became Drury’s first two-time All-American in women’s cross country when she finished 24th at the NCAA-II National Championship meet in St. Leo, Florida, on Saturday. McCune’s finish is also the highest finish at the national championship in program history. 
 
The Springfield native completed the six-kilometer race in 21:14.2 to finish 24th in a field of 256 runners that qualified for the national meet. McCune was also an All-American in 2019 when she came in 35th. There was no national event in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. McCune qualified for the national championship every year of her career, but injuries kept her off the course as a freshman and sophomore.
 
Hannah Becker from Grand Valley State won the individual national championship with a time of 20:22.0.
 
McCune ends her collegiate cross country career as a five-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference performer, a two-time GLVC individual champion winning titles, and a two-time NCAA-II All-American.
 
 
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