Leslie Perona Earns Top 10 Finish at Heart Championships

Leslie Perona Earns Top 10 Finish at Heart Championships

The Basics
Event: Heart Cross Country Championships
Location: Fayette, Mo.

Men's Results | Women's Results

FAYETTE, Mo. -- The Evangel men's cross country team raced to a second-place finish Saturday marking the highest finish for the Crusaders under head coach Austin Jacobs.

The Crusaders men finished just behind Baker in the team standings on the men's side, while the women finished seventh.

Shane Burns and Duncan Gakuru paced the Crusaders with a second-place and fourth-place finish, likely placing both runners at the NAIA National Championships which will be announced later this month. Burns finished with a time of 25:42.2 as Gakuru covered the 8k course in 26:10.6.

Grant Dewitt finished just outside the top 10 as he was 12th racing to a time of 27:05.6.

The Evangel women were led by Leslie Perona with a top 10 finish as she completed a time of 20:01.7 to check in at 10th.

The release of the NAIA national qualifiers will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 12.