Nov 18, 2022

Dordt men's cross country team declared 2022 NAIA national champions

Runners stand with a banner and a national champions trophy

On Friday, November 18, Dordt University men's cross country claimed the 67th Annual NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championship at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. They bring home their first cross country national title and are the first team from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) to win nationals.

According to the NAIA, the Defenders posted a team score of 97 points to beat out national runner-up Milligan (Tenn.) who finished with 115 points.

Following the race, Dordt head coach Nate Wolf was named the 2022 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. The top 40 individual finishers were named 2022 NAIA Men’s Cross Country All-Americans.

The women's cross cross country team placed in the top 10 as well.

For a description of the race, please see "Men's Cross Country Claims NAIA Title" on

About Dordt University

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. For six years in a row, Dordt has been named number one in the nation for student engagement by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal,, Washington Monthly, Princeton Review, and more.

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