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Grand Valley State Athletics | November 23, 2013

GVSU brings home title No. 3

Cross Country, Division II, Grand Valley State

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Grand Valley State had a banner day at the 2013 NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championship, as the team claimed the third national title in the past four years.

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The Lakers dominated the field, tallying only 54 points to easily outdistance second-place Adams State, who recorded 91 points. Third went to Western State with 194 points.

The Lakers put six runners in the top 40 to earn All-American honors, led by Allyson Winchester, who put together her third consecutive All-American performance of her career, finishing third with a time of 21:05.7. She was the first runner to finish who was scored, earning the coveted one point toward the team score.

She was trailed shortly after by Jessica Janecke, who finished ninth with a time of 21:18.2 and recorded six points toward the team total.

Kendra Foley was the third-highest finishing freshman, as she crossed the line in 11th with a time of 21:21.5, good for eight points.

Courtney Brewis finished 17th with a time of 21:32.0 to earn 14 team points, and the final scored runner was Hannah Osborn, who crossed in 31st with a time of 21:42.0 and 25 team points.

Though she was not part of the team total, Jordan Chester earned All-American honors as well with a 40th-place finish in a time of 21:48.9. Also running was Madie Rodts, who finished 48th in a time of 22:00.0.

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