Three Principia Runners Earn All-Region; Mangelsdorf Qualifies for NCAA Championships
ELSAH, Ill. - Principia College placed three cross country runners on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Midwest Region team following last weekend's NCAA Midwest Regional Championships hosted by Augustana College (Ill.). Wylie Mangelsdorf and Drew Clark were both named to the Men's Cross Country All-Midwest Region team, while Casey Powell was the lone female runner from the SLIAC to earn the honor.
Mangelsdorf was the top finisher for Principia and the SLIAC with a time of 25:29.9 on the 8K course. He placed 20th overall and also qualified to run at the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championshps on Saturday, November 19, at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne, Wis. Mangelsdorf also helped Principia to a 12th place finish out of 39 teams competing.
Clark was close behind after keeping pace with Mangelsdorf for a majority of the race. He fell behind in the last 100 meters, finishing in 22nd place with a time of 25:31.8. Clark is tagged as the first alternate in the Midwest Region to compete at the National Championships, should another individual qualifying runner be unable to compete.
Powell ran a time of 22:58.4 on the 6K course at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Ill. She placed 33rd overall out of 264 runners competing. The Principia women finished 31st out of 38 teams.