|McCloskey and Janzen lead Beavers at NCAA Regionals|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, November 12, 2012 2:35 PM|
ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the last meet of the season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional cross country championships held on the campus of Anderson University. A total of 37 teams from across the region and over 250 athletes per gender were competing for the opportunity to advance to the NCAA Cross Country Championships next Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The men started off the day with a standout performance from Colin McCloskey (Sylvania/Northview). McCloskey ran a phenomenal race, finishing in 67th place overall and 10th among freshman in the region. It was the highest finish at a regional meet in Bluffton men’s history. McCloskey averaged a 5:20 per-mile pace over 8k to finish in 26:35.11. Fellow freshman Kevin Stewart (Springfield/Emmanuel Christian Academy) also ran an exceptional race, finishing in 27:37.73. Rounding out the top three for the Beavers was freshman Zach Bradley (Sheffield/Brookside), running a personal-best 27:58.43.
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