Garden City, KANSAS - While the conditions were cold and windy for the NJCAA National Meet, the results were fantastic for the inaugural edition of the Seminole State College Cross Country programs. Sending four runners (Sara Kopack, Jaina Hawkins, Yassin Raffay and Hillary Kandie) to Garden City was the culmination of year that witnesses a lot of positive notes and gave a good indicator of where these programs can go.
Having only been in existence since May (six plus months), the two team equated themselves well. Kandie finished 37th out of 290 runners that came to Nationals and earned All American Status (top 40). Raffay just missed earning All-American Honors finishing 46th. On the ladies side, Hawkins and Kopack placed 88th and 89th respectively (out of 293 at Nationals).
All four of these runners have another year of eligibility remaining. As Coach Ocky Clark hits the recruiting trail, he will have a lot of momentum to build upon.
- Coach Ocky Clark is in his first year as Head Coach of the Cross Country program for Seminole State College
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