The 18th-ranked State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners made program history claiming the program’s first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 16 Division II Cross Country Championship with a total of 15 points on Friday, Oct. 28, in Peculiar. 

Freshman Tanner Maggard of Bonne Terre once again recorded the best finish for SFCC covering the 5K course in 21:35.8 to finish second overall. Freshman Kara Van Vleck of Stover finished third overall with a time of 21:57.4. Sophomore Korry Davis of Butler finished fifth overall with a time of 23:07.1.

Freshman Breanna James of Urbana finished sixth with a time of 23:29.6. Freshman Adamaris Ramirez of Sedalia finished seventh overall in a time of 23:31.0. Freshman Madelyn McBride of Higginsville finished eighth overall with a time of 27:47.2.

“This championship win was a result of all the hard work these student-athletes have put in this season,” said Lady Roadrunners Cross Country Head Coach Brad Hagedorn.

“I congratulate Tanner Maggard and Kara Van Vleck on earning All-Region recognition. I also congratulate coaches Matt Clark and Cooper Pauley for their dedication to our athletes. This is a tremendous achievement for our young program, and we are very excited to compete in the NJCAA Cross Country National Championships and Half Marathon in Tallahassee, Florida, in two weeks.

-- David Rohrbach, SFCC Athletics 

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