Sarah Higgens, a Center Grove graduate, was the top runner for the Azusa Pacific women’s cross-country team when it won its first Pacific West Conference championship during a race in Kahului, Hawaii.
The Cougars junior finished sixth of 90 runners in the 5K race, contested on a hot and humid day, with a time of 18:43.20. She was named to the first-team All-Pacific West Conference Team as a result of her performance.
Megan Ryan was third for Benedictine and 24th of 101 overall in 25:45.48 at the 6K Northern Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships. She received honorable mention on the all-conference team. Benedictine was fourth in the 11-team race.
Competing at the 5K Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships, Evansville’s Nicole Kreuzman was fifth for the Aces and 53rd overall with a time of 19:24. Evansville finished ninth of 10 teams.