Tigers compete in conference race; Panec on to nationals

Tigers compete in conference race; Panec on to nationals

HASTINGS, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Great Plains Athletic Conference meet at the Elks Country Club on Saturday in Hastings, Neb.

 Junior runner Jeremiah Panec (Kenesaw, Neb.) qualified for the national meet, bringing home a fifth-place finish with a time of 25:32. Panec will compete in the NAIA Championships on Nov. 19 in Charlotte, N.C.

 Lane Tibbs (Kenesaw, Neb.) finished in the top-20 for the Tigers, while freshmen Rex Schlicht (Woonsocket, S.D.) and Ryan Chase (Huron, S.D.) finished in 56th and 61st-place, respectively.

 For the DWU women cross country team, freshman McKenna Rogers (St. Michael, Minn.) crossed the line in 19:46, good for 43rd-place. Shailhyn Schweigert (Burke, S.D.) and Kelsie King (Mission Viejo, Calif.) finished in 52nd and 53rd-place respectively, just half a second apart, while Macey Claussen (Howard, S.D.) added a top-75 finish.