A Beginning and an End

Kelsey Aamoth runs in first NCAA Championship meet to finish season while Spartan track and field kicks off this weekend

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

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Kelsey Aamoth competed in her first NCAA Championship meet back on Nov. 22nd to bring Case Western Reserve University back to the national cross country stage. Aamoth placed 138th of the 280 runners, despite only finishing the 6K course a mere three minutes behind the leaders. She finished the course in 23:30.2 minutes.

Amy Regan of Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey won the event, finishing in 20:51.9 minutes and UAA runner Lucy Cheadle of Washington University in St. Louis was the runner-up with a time of 20:58.7.

Spartan runners are now moving inside, however, as the track and field teams will be competing this weekend on campus. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be hosting the annual Spartan Holiday Classic on Dec. 6th at Veale Center.
They will be facing off against Allegheny College, Muskingum University and crosstown rival Notre Dame College.

The action will kick off the season for the team and will start promptly at 11 a.m. with the weight throw and pole vaulting events. The distance runs will start off the running events at noon.