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Vancouver, WA: Alice Lloyd College freshman runner Carlee Salyers traveled to Washington State to participate in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Championships on November 22nd.

The field was large and fast as over 340 individuals toed the starting line. Overall, the weather was cooperative as it was a sunny, but cool 40-degree day.

The race was won by Huntington College junior Hannah Stoffel, who broke the tape in an impressive time of 17:18, good enough for an 18-second victory.

Salyers crossed the line with a time of 20:18, which placed her in 227th position. This time was very solid for her first attempt at the big show.

When asked about her run, the freshman exclaimed,” I felt great about the race. The weather conditions were perfect for racing and the times were fast because the course was ideal.”

With her run, Salyers became only the second ALC runner to ever qualify for the nationals. “I really enjoyed the race and it was a great experience!”, the speedster exclaimed.

The College is proud of her effort and looks forward to seeing her having a chance to return again next season.