EKU women's cross country

The EKU women’s cross country team finished 23rd out of 31 teams at the Division I NCAA Championships on Saturday morning at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross country team finished 23rd out of 31 teams at the Division I NCAA Championships on Saturday morning at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park.

The Colonels entered the meet ranked No. 25 in the country by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

EKU was the first-ever Ohio Valley Conference women’s team to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships in the 70-year history of the league.

The Colonels placed 23rd with 537 points, defeating such teams as Indiana, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Eastern Michigan, Columbia, Dartmouth, Oklahoma State and Texas.

Junior Charlotte Imer paced the Colonels on Saturday, finishing 52nd out of 255 competitors with a 6K time of 20:21.7.

Senior Luisa Boschan was second on the team and 103rd overall with a time of 20:44.5

Sophomore Lilian Jeptoo Kiborus (156th / 21:08.5), junior Gladys Cheruiyot (182nd / 21:22.6) and senior Haley Yost (191st / 21:27.3) rounded out EKU’s scoring five on the day.

Senior Ciara Scott (198th / 21:33.9) and junior Meggan Grams (218th / 21:48.3) also competed for the Colonels.

New Mexico won the women’s national title with 90 points.