Harper heading to Nationals

The fields have been announced and Spring Arbor University’s Victoria Harper has qualified to compete in the 2017 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championships at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington.

Harper, who will be making her third career national appearance, will be one of 92 individual qualifiers to run in the women’s 5-kilometer race.

The Clare, Michigan earned a spot on the All-Crossroads League Team for the third time following her fourth place finish at the league championship meet on Saturday. She completed the course in 19:00 to help lead the Cougars to a fifth place team finish. Her top time this season came at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge where she turned in a time of 18:53.

In addition to the 92 individual qualifiers, the field will also be comprised of 36 teams – 27 automatic qualifiers, one host berth and eight at-large berths. The eight at-large berths are determined by the final regular season Top 25 Poll.

The 38th annual women’s championship race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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