Northwestern and Doane both put all five scoring runners in the top 20 finishers, but the Red Raiders' three top-10 finishes were enough to edge the Tigers for the Great Plains Athletic Conference men's cross country championship Saturday at the Dordt College cross country course in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Northwestern totaled 38 points, and Doane had 59 to finish second. The Tiger quartet of Rosten From (fourth), Evan Wick (eighth), Alec Wick (13th) and Michael Shavlik (15th) all earned all-conference honors.
Thomas Taylor was 18th to lead Concordia, which finished sixth as a team. Dakota Wesleyan's Jeremiah Panec was the medalist with a winning time of 17 minutes, 47.34 seconds. He is the first men's individual conference champion for Dakota Wesleyan.
Host Dordt won the women's title with 45 points to easily outpace runner-up Northwestern's 70 points. All five Dordt runners finished in the top 15.
Concordia finished fifth, led by Emily Deschaine's sixth-place finish, and Doane was seventh behind Madison Lambley's 11th-place finish. Morningside's Michelle Mumm was the medalist with a time of 17:47.34, the first female individual conference champion for Morningside.