Huntington University's Emma Wilson wins national cross country championship

April 12, 2021

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Huntington University sophomore Emma Wilson cruised to the women's cross country individual national championship on Saturday, April 11 at Seminole Cross Country Course in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Emma took the lead early in the race, never relented, and finished the 5,000-meter race in 17:02.86 - some 35 seconds faster than the second place runner.

She is the second Forester woman to win the NAIA national championship, joining Hannah Stoffel in the fall of 2019.

As a team, Huntington women's cross country finished 12th, the Foresters' second-best finish ever. Saige Norris finished 67th with a time of 18:53.36. Sydney Lambert placed 82nd (19:01.66), Olivia Von Gunten was 157th (19:40.18), Jessica Chojnacki was 162nd (19:42.59), Carmen Trier ran 185th (19:51.64) and Ireland Dodson finished 270th (21:05.69).

St. Francis (Illinois) placed took the team national championship with 111 points. Saint Francis (Fort Wayne), finished 23rd as a team with 579 points. The Cougars' Alex Ebetino finished 20th invidually with a time of 18:17.62.

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