Beeler All-Region as Belles Take 18th at NCAA Regional
WILMINGTON, Ohio - Brittany Beeler had a lifetime personal record time of 22:29.3 to finish 24th overall while pacing the Saint Mary's cross country team to an 18th place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Saturday.
The Belles had a team score of 522 on the day. No. 8 ranked Calvin won the event with a team score of 61 while eleventh-ranked Oberlin was second with a 73. Five of the 35 competing teams are currently ranked in the top 35 nationally by the USTFCCCA.
Beeler's time of 22:29.3 was a 15 second improvement upon her previous personal record time of 22:44.4 at the Benedictine Invitational earlier this year. The sophomore became the third Belle in the last four seasons to earn All-Region honors by finishing in the top 35 at the race. It also marks the first time in program history for the Belles to have two different student-athletes earn All-Region honors in back-to-back seasons.
Samee Chittenden turned in a personal record time of her own in her final race with the Belles as the senior ran a 24:12.2 to finish 117th. Kaitlyn Alessi crossed the finish line 10 seconds later with a 24:22.0 for 126th place.
Allie Danhof and Kathryn Marshall finished within a second-and-a-half of each other to wrap up the team score. Danhof ran a 24:23.6 for her best time of the season and 130th place. Marshall completed the race in 24:24.8 for 133rd place overall.
Katelyn Dunn ran a 24:36.0 to finish 139th, and Natalie Hawkes posted a 25:43.0 for 175th to wrap up the Belles' efforts on the day.