MARION — McPherson College’s cross country team qualified three runners for nationals during the KCAC Championships on Saturday at Marion Reservoir on a picture-perfect day.
Dixon Cooney and Michael Janzer qualified for the men and Laura Gibson moves on for the women. They have a couple of weeks to prepare as the NAIA finals are Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
After Saint Mary’s men claimed the top six spots, Cooney was the first non-Spire to place as he was seventh in 26:29.2. Janzer was 12th in 27:01.9 as the Top 15 advanced.
Mac finished fourth as a team, with 12 schools competing as newcomers Oklahoma Wesleyan and York took part.
Gibson was sixth in a time of 19:28.2. The Bulldogs took seventh as a team.