Bennett, Kimo Earn Top 5 Finishes at GPAC
Doane College served as host to the 2007 GPAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning. On the women's side, Olivia Johnson of Northwestern College pulled the upset by ending the two-year reign of Brittany Hubbard (Nebr. Wesleyan). Johnson ran a time of 18:07.93 to claim the individual championship.
Hubbard finished sixth. Johnson's teammate, Charity Miles, finished in second place with a time of 18:10.73. Jen Kempers of Dordt College finished third while Amber Brandenburger of Nebraska Wesleyan was fourth. Doane's Kym Bennett finished fifth overall with a time of 18:53.03. Bennett was the only Tiger to finish in the Top 15, the mark used to determine All-Conference honors.
In the team standings, Nebraska Wesleyan picked up the championship with 45 points. Concordia University was second with 77 points, edging out Northwestern who posted 78 points. Doane was fifth with 109 points.
On the men's side, Chris Dunker of Nebraska Wesleyan won the individual championship with a time of 25:45.23. Greg Timblin of NWU was second. Doane's Sufian Kimo finished third with a time of 26:14.97. He was the only Tiger to finish in the Top 15.
In the team standings, Nebraska Wesleyan won the championship with 29 points. Concordia was runner-up with 49 points. Hastings College edged Doane by five points, 125-to-130.
The Tigers will travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., for the NAIA Region III Championships on November 3.