(NASHVILLE) – Sarah Berger added more honors to her already legendary career at Walsh as finished first in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference's Cross Country Championships. In doing so she helped the No. 9 Cavaliers finish second as a team with 47 total points.
Berger crossed the finish line well in advance of No. 10 Hillsdale's Hannah McIntyre with a time of 21:13.2. McIntyre followed 10 seconds behind. In addition to her other accomplishments this season, Berger was named the G-MAC's Runner of the Year and First Team All-G-MAC.
Joining Berger on the First Team was Brianna Coy who finished sixth with a time of 21:53.3. Andra Lehotay and Chelsea Johnson were named to the All-G-MAC Second Team after they finished 11th and 13th, respectively. Lehotay crossed the finish line with a time of 22:20.2 while Johnson did so at 22:33.8. Alexa Leppelmeier was the fifth finisher for the Cavaliers to complete the points with 16 on a time of 22:50.3.
The top 14 finishers earned All-G-MAC honors with the top seven named to the first team.
Hillsdale won the team championship with a score of 29. The Chargers had all five scorers finish in the top 10.
Malone was third with 67 points. Cedarville and Trevecca Nazarene completed the top five. A total of 12 teams competed in the championships.
The Cavaliers will now attempt to qualify for the national championships at the Midwest Regional championships at Cedarville in two weeks.