Norse dominate Cross Country Classic


The Northern Kentucky University Cross Country teams placed well this weekend in the inaugural Norse Cross Country Classic at A.J. Jolly Park.

Tracy Carskadon won the women’s five-kilometer race in a time of 19:26.

Norse runner Julianne Hoekzema finished 10 seconds behind Carskadon to take second place.

The women’s team won the overall title with a score of 44 points. GLVC foe Indianapolis finished second with a score of 45.

In the men’s eight-kilometer race, Norse runner Keith Knapp finished ninth with a time of 26:55. He was the best finisher for the Norse.

Greaham Niemer finished 12th overall as he crossed the finish line in 27:13.

Lewis University won the men’s team title with a score of 24. Lewis had five runners finish within the top ten. Five Norse runners finished in the top twenty.

The Norse finished second overall, with a score of 66.

The Norse travel to Greensboro, N. C. on Sept. 25 for their next race.