Bishoff Qualifies for National MeetNovember 7, 2009
WINGATE, N.C. -- Anderson sophomore Whitney Bishoff
used a school-record time in the 6K to qualify for the 2009 Division II Cross Country Championships for the second consecutive year. Wingate University hosted the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional menís and womenís cross country championships on Saturday with the women running a 6K and the men competing at a 10K distance. Twenty-five womenís teams and 28 menís teams competed to qualify for the 2009 NCAA Division II national meet in Evansville, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 21. The University of Southern Indiana will host the national event at the USI Cross Country Course. Bishoff, from Winder, Ga. recorded a time of 22:42 in the event to finish just behind Lenoir-Rhyneís Katie Griewisch, who posted a winning time of 22:35. She finished 68th in the 2008 NCAA Division II Cross Country meet held in Slippery Rock, Pa. a year ago. As a team, the Trojans womenís squad finished 10th. On the menís side, AU senior Alex Jordan also notched a school record time of 33:33, narrowly missing out on earning all-region accolades with his 16th place finish. The AU men recorded a 12th place finish overall.