Cross Country Results

November 17, 2007

(Kenosha, Wisconsin)

Kempers Claims All-American Honors in Cross Country

November 17, 2007

Dordt College senior Jen Kempers earned all-American honors from the NAIA at the national cross country meet held in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 17.

Kempers finished 17th overall in the event with a time of 18:14.70 over the 5,000 meter course and was part of a group of six runners that placed 13th through 18th and were within three seconds of each other. NAIA All-American honors are awarded to the top thirty runners at the national meet.

Kempers was one of four Great Plains Athletic Conference runners that claimed all-American honors. This is the third time in her career that Kempers has been an all-American, gaining the honor as a sophomore and junior in track and field where she was the champion and runner up in the steeple chase.

Kempers finished 34th at the 2006 national cross country meet in a time of 18:46 held at Lousville, Kentucky. Kempers resumed her cross country career in 2006 after competing on the Dordt College volleyball team as freshman and sophomore.

Kempers is a Sioux Center, Iowa native.

Jaime Canterbury, a junior from Azusa Pacific won the event in a time of 17:10.80. Simon Fraser won the team title with a total of 99 points, 46 points better than Cedarville's second place total of 145.

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