Theisens, McCormick run at Division II nationals

Theisens, McCormick run at Division II nationals

Three runners from the central Kenai Peninsula competed in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships on Saturday in the rain and mud of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In the men’s race, 2015 Kenai Central graduate and Black Hills State University senior Jonah Theisen ran 10 kilometers in 32 minutes, 45.7 seconds, to finish 14th and earn All-American status. Jordan Theisen, a 2015 Kenai Central graduate and Black Hills State University junior, finished 137th in 35 minutes, 4 seconds, as the Black Hills State men finished 16th as a team.

In the women’s race, University of Alaska Anchorage senior and 2015 Soldotna graduate Danielle McCormick finished 45th.

McCormick, who has been an All-American in both indoor and outdoor track, finished the six-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 39 seconds, to just miss All-American honors.

She helped the women finish sixth at the meet. The Seawolves have now finished in the top eight for 10 straight years.

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