Cross Country Season Ends at NCAA Regionals

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DeKalb, Ill. -- The Creighton men’s cross country team finished 25th at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday. The 25-team event featured several Missouri Valley schools such as Wichita State, Bradley and Drake, as well as in-state rival Nebraska.

Hassan Mead of Minnesota won the men’s 10k race. He finished with a time of 31:16. Wichita State’s Aliphine Tuliamuk finished first out of 189 runners in the women’s 6k, with a time of 20:40. Oklahoma State won the men’s team race while Iowa State won the women’s division.

Casey Jergenson led the Bluejay men. The senior finished 108th of 171 runners with a time of 34:08. Junior Chris Culhane was the second to cross the line for the Jays at 138th, clocking in at 34:56. Joe Hamel rounded out the top three for the Jays. The sophomore finished 164th with a time of 36:27.

Freshmen Drew Prescott (168th, 36:48), Steve Raimondi (169th, 36:55), junior Tom Shimp (170th, 37:13), and sophomore Danny Diaz (171st, 37:35) all finished the course for the Jays.

On the women’s side junior Izzy Squires finished 182nd with a time of 25:52, but the Jays did not field the necessary five runners to garner a team score.

The meet ends the fall cross country season for both squads.

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