Sievert, Wood garner cross country all-conference recognition

By on Nov. 12, 2014 in Cross Country

Sievert, Wood garner cross country all-conference recognition

SEWARD, Neb. – Thanks to top-15 conference finishes, senior Ben Sievert and junior Kim Wood were officially named to cross country all-conference teams, as announced by the GPAC on Tuesday. Sievert picked up his fourth-straight all-conference award while Wood earned her first such accolade.

Sievert, who placed fourth in a time of 25:17.69 at this year’s GPAC championships, has never placed lower than sixth at a conference meet: 2014 – fourth (25:17.6), 2013 – third (26:30.18), 2012 – sixth (25:24.77) and 2011 – fourth (26:17:04). Sievert crossed the finish line in sixth in 2012 when Concordia won the GPAC title behind conference runner of the year Colin Morrissey. The native of Frankenmuth, Mich., will now head to the national championships for the fourth time in his career.

Meanwhile, Wood improved mightily from her 40th-place GPAC finish as a sophomore. She moved all the way up to 12th this season by putting together her best race of 2014. She clocked in at 18:38.60 on the 5K course in Mitchell, S.D., just missing out on an at-large bid to the national championships.

Complete GPAC all-conference cross country teams can be viewed HERE.