Two Trinity Lutheran College Cross-Country runners competed over the weekend in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championship held at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio on Saturday, November 10th. The men’s 8-kilometer competition featured 39 teams and 281 runners in one of the largest NCCAA National Championship ever.
Freshman Lloyd Byram turned in the best performance of his young collegiate career, posting a time of 28:04.49 – a full minute improvement from his PR time and good for 98th place. Team Captain, Brandon Jenkins, nursing a tight quadriceps muscle finished in 29:17.81 in 151stoverall.
Head Cross-Country coach Matt Koenigs is proud of his athletes’ accomplishments.
“Lloyd really stepped it up and Brandon ran a tough race despite not being at full strength. I’m am excited to bring them both back next with full men’s and women’s teams. That is the goal. We’re building for the future and getting these two the experience at this meet was a necessary first step,” Koenigs said.
With the Cross-Country season concluded, the Eagles harriers will take some well deserved time off from training and competition before gearing up to make the College’s debut on the track this spring.