Seniors lead Storm to 18th in region

Courtney Neuendorf
Courtney Neuendorf

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Sadie Timms and Courtney Neuendorf led the Simpson women's cross country team one final time as the Storm placed 18th at the NCAA Central Region Championship on Saturday.

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The senior duo paved the way for Simpson in the final race of their careers, helping the Storm improve four places from last year's regional finish.

Timms placed 44th in the field of 215 runners, completing the 6k course in 23:18.9. Neuendorf wasn't far behind, placing 54th after finishing in 23:36.6. Timms improved from an 84th-place finish a year ago and Neuendorf moved up from 77th.

Shelby Hunemiller placed 120th, Emily Buchheit 127th and Mary Wood 128th to round out the team scorers.

Coach Speak
"Our women ran their best race of the season today led by our two outstanding seniors, Sadie and Courtney. A lot of credit goes to assistant coaches Jim Kirby and Jamie Busby for getting the girls prepared all season. We improved in the region from last year, which was a highlight." — head coach, Heath Moenck

Meet Report
44. Sadie Timms, 23:18.9
54. Courtney Neuendorf, 23:36.6
120. Shelby Hunemiller, 24:57.2
127. Emily Buchheit, 25:11.1
128. Mary Wood, 25:14.0
143. Lesley Roquet, 25:42.6
162. Ashlee Litterer, 26:16.2