Monday, October 21, 2013

Harper Women Compete at Bradley Classic

Women's Cross Country: Cindia Salgado 2013
The Hawks took 13th place at the Bradley Classic. (Jim Cummins)

PEORIA, Ill. – 
The Harper women's cross country team had five runners compete at the Bradley Classic over the weekend. The Hawks finished in 13th place with 316 points.

After battling injury for the first part of the season, Stephanie Chaires (Palatine, Ill./Christian Liberty) finished as Harper's top runner for the second straight meet, crossing the finish line in 25:53 for a 63rd place finish in the 6K race. Mary Piltaver (/Conant) took 91st place overall with a time of 27:42. Lori Delfin (/Wheeling) was Harper's third runner to finish, clocking a time of 28:53 to finish in 106th place.

Gabby Beaupre (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove) took 119th place with a time of 30:11 while Cindia Salgado(Wheeling, Ill./Wheeling) finished in 122nd place with a time of 30:54.

The University of Missouri was the overall meet champion with 15 points, followed by Bradley University (43 points) and Drake University (88 points).

In two weeks, the Hawks travel to Joliet for the Region IV Championship. The team is currently ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA National Poll.

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