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Gordon Leads Chargers’ 3 Runners at NJCAA XC Nationals

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Nov. 12, 2016
EL DORADO, Kan. — Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country sophomore Andrea Gordon (Normal, Ill./Normal West) led the Chargers’ three runners in the NJCAA Division I national championships Saturday at Prairie Trails Golf Course.


Gordon, making her second straight nationals appearance, improved her finish and time from last year, finishing the 5-kilometer race 159th out of 316 competitors in 21 minutes, 10:93 seconds. Gordon last year was 190th in 21:55.67.


Sandburg freshman Anastasia Beetler (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg), runner up in the Region IV meet two weeks ago, was just behind Gordon, taking 161st in 21:11.39.


Sophomore Shayla Kozak (Normal, Ill./Normal West), like Gordon, also improved her standing from last year’s appearance at nationals, taking 226th in 22:12.62. Kozak was 260th in 23:35.60 a year ago.


Complete results from both the men’s and women’s race can be found at: