The cross country team finished the season ranked seventh nationally and placed sixth in the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. OBU improved on last year’s seventh-place finish and bettered its team time from the NAIA preview on the same course earlier this season.
Hannah Fields earned a second consecutive national runner-up finish, covering the five kilometer course in 17:34.40. She earned a third All-America honor, becoming the second Lady Bison to do so, joining four-time All-American Brandy Bratton.
“In this sport, everyone judges you on one race,” said OBU assistant track and field coach Matt Kennedy. “I had the privilege of being with this team all season. I know their heart and how hard they worked. I’m proud of the effort they put into this.”