Oct. 27, 2012
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Buena Vista cross country teams began postseason competition by first running at the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Championships on Saturday, hosted by Coe College. The men captured a seventh-place finish, while the women placed eighth.
Sophomore Alex Lamp helped pace the men with his 58th place finish of the 8k race in 27:32.8. Brian Christiansen was next in 27:52.6, as Ben Berberich crossed in 28:10. Andrew Laird ran a season-best time of 28:19.7, while Tyler Peterson tallied the final points for the team after crossing the finish line in 28:31.2
Central College, which had the top three individual finishes, took the team title with just 33 points. Eli Horton captured the individual title in 25:21; 14 seconds faster than his runner-up teammate.
Over on the women's side, the top three runners for BVU all ran their best time of the year. Ashton Alfers ran a personal-best time of 25:30, as did Veronica King in 29:03 and Olivia Nelson in 29:11. Kaitlyn Vorthmann reached the line in 29:48, as Brandy Richards rounded out the line-up.
Wartburg College (21 points) cruised to the team title by 27 points over Luther College. Alana Enabit gave the Knights the individual champion as well with a clocking of 21:24.6.
Next up for the teams will be the Regional Championships which take place next Saturday in Northfield, Minn., beginning at 11:00am.