8th of 34
NAIA National Championship
The Defender women's cross country team earned a Top-10 finish at Friday's National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Dordt was paced by Jessica Kampman, who finished 31st overall with an 18:28 time. Just behind her in a pack of runners were Anika Homan and Eden Winslow.
Six of the seven Dordt runners finished with sub-20 minute times, with Margaret Myskowski finishing in 19 minutes, Brenna Tolkamp at 19:23, Taylor Anema at 19:50, and Mary Kate Postma at 20:49.
St. Francis (IL) took the championship with 111 points, with College of Idaho and Taylor rounding out the top 3 team finishes.
(Overall place—not point placement) 327 total runners
- Jessica Kampman 31st/18:28
- Anika Homan 54th/18:46
- Eden Winslow 70th/18:55
- Margaret Myskowski 80th/19:00
- Brenna Tolkamp 122nd/19:23
- Taylor Anema 184th/19:50
- Mary Kate Postma 256th/ 20:49
COACH WOLF SAID
"The women's team ran very well today. They positioned themselves very well at the start and raced aggressively throughout. Finishing top 10 nationally is another strong performance in a season characterized by strong performances from the women's team. Jessica Kampman raced to her first cross country All American honor in her first national meet. Freshmem Anika Homan and Margaret Myskowski finished a great first year with their best races finishing 54 and 80 respectively in their first national experience. Juniors Eden Winslow and Brenna Tolkamp also raced strong, finishing 3rd and 5th for the team. We are thankful we were able to compete this year and look forward to what the future holds for this group of women."
The 2020-21 NAIA Cross Country season has concluded at this weekend's NAIA Championships