STERLING — McPherson College’s Dixon Cooney and Laura Gibson were preseason All-KCAC selections for a reason.
Cooney won the Sterling Invitational on Saturday with a time of 27:21.9, while Gibson was second in the women’s race in 20:01.7.
Cooney’s performance keyed a championship win for the Mac men, while Gibson’s effort sparked the women to second place.
Michael Janzer was Robin to Cooney’s Batman, finishing second with a time of 27:29.2. Felix Cervantes (28:18.8), Kurt Katzdorn (28:20.2) and Jerod Fuller (28:31.4) were other scoring Bulldogs.
Miranda Clark Ulrich was Mac’s second women’s finisher in 21:25.9, followed by Lauren Wankum and Taylor Dreiling at 21:58.0 and 22:11.7, respectively. Savana Cross was the last scoring Mac athlete, coming through at 22:22.4.