TIU runners qualify for NCCAA national meet
Trinity CommunicationsNovember 07, 2018
TIU sophomores Lauren Neveau and Chase Manke will race Saturday in the NCCAA cross-country national championships in Point Lookout, Missouri.
Neveau, an elementary education major from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, placed 49th in the recent Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Davenport, Iowa, recording a time of 21:11 on the five-kilometer course. At the Warrior Invitational in September at West Allis, Wisconsin, Neveau set a school record, running a six-kilometer course in 25:06.
Neveau serves as a student ambassador for the admissions office, and was named CCAC freshman of the year last season as a second-baseman on the TIU softball team.
“Lauren has been committed to not only by her dedicated training, but also by encouraging her teammates,” TIU cross-country coach Daniel Durband said.
Manke, a biblical studies major from Chicago, also has had a fine season, achieving a personal best of 28:30 in the eight-kilometer race at the Great Lakes Challenge in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Durband said the men’s team “is currently rallying around Chase in the final training days prior to the NCCAA Championships.”
College of the Ozarks is the host institution for the championship races. Last year, about 130 top cross-country athletes competed for team and individual titles at the event.