Women's Cross Country Races To Sixth Great Lakes Regional Title

The 12th-ranked Hope College women's cross country team is headed back to the NCAA Division III Championships as the Great Lakes Regional champion.

The Flying Dutch won the 35-team regional Saturday at Liberty Park with a score of 88 points.

The regional title is the sixth for Hope all-time and third in the past seven years.

The Flying Dutch join previous regional champions from 2015, 2012, 1987, 1986, and 1985.

Hope recorded five of the top 25 finishes during regional competition.

Senior Alissa Frazee of Watervliet, Michigan (Home School) topped the Flying Dutch with an 11th-place run of 22 minutes, 49.1 seconds on the 6K course.

Junior Emily Hamilton of Naperville, Illinois (North) came in 13th at 22:54.1.

Senior Rachael Webb of Grandville, Michigan (Grandville) placed 15th at 22:52.2.

Junior Avery Lowe of North Muskegon, Michigan (North Muskegon) took 24th at 23:04.1.

Sophomore Chelsea Miskelley of Holland, Michigan (Black River) earned Hope's final points with a 25th-place effort of 23:08.6.

Senior Alexis Guttilla finished 47th at 23:33.9, while sophomore Sydney de Valle of Holland, Michigan (Black River) was 100th at 24:40.3.

Calvin College was runner-up with 113 points and also qualified for nationals.

The 2017 NCAA Division III Championships are Saturday, November 16 in Elsah, Illinois, near St. Louis hosted by Principia College.

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