Four Spring Hill College Cross Country runners have qualified to compete at the 2009 NAIA Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships to be held on Saturday, November 21, in Vancouver, Wash.
On the men's side, sophomore 2-time All-GCAC runner Will Kirkikis of Kenner, La., posted an 8-kilometer time of 29:31.30 at the 2009 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Cross Country Championships on Saturday to qualify for his second consecutive trip to Nationals.
Sophomore Christian Boyer (left) from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High School also qualified at 29:50.11
along with freshman John Redman (right) of Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School with a time of 29:57.49. All-GCAC runners Boyer and Redman will both be appearing at their first NAIA National Championships.
For the Lady Badgers, sophomore 2-time All-Conference runner Kate Imwalle from McGill-Toolen ran the 18th best 5-kilometer time in SHC women's cross country history at the GCAC Championships. Imwalle clocked a time of 19:52.46 to qualify for the National Championships in her second consecutive season.