Men qualify for nationals in Pomona The University of South Dakota men's cross-country team placed third at the North Central Regional meet to advance to the national meet for the eighth consecutive year.
South Dakota's women's team placed 12th at the North Central Regional meet.
The Coyotes finished third with 143 points and had the best finish among North Central Conference teams. The Coyotes finished behind Western State, who won the regional with 19 points.
Seniors Jason Probasco (32:09) and Noah Deyo (32.37) led South Dakota by finishing 14th and 22nd, respectively.
Also for South Dakota, Jacob Christensen was 30th (33.00); Adam Lindahl, 35th (33:13.63); Andrew Nelson, 42nd (33:25); Ed Whetham, 56th (33:45); and David Farnsworth, 59th (33:56).
Western State won the women's North Central Regional with 26 points. Leading the way for the Coyote women was Aimee Dunlop who finished 31st (23:23). Other Coyote finishers included Jenny Buller, 57th (24.08); Brianna Schenk, 77th (24:40); Patricia Goertz, 80th, (24:42); Alison Luedke, 87th (24:58); Molly Meng, 91st (25:11).
The NCAA Division II National Championships will be held Nov. 18 at Pomona, CA.