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Golden Suns XC 26th in NCAA Central Regional

The Golden Suns cross country team wrapped up their 2016 campaign last Saturday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the NCAA Central Region Championship, finishing 26 in a pool of 32.

Amy Riera, of Southlake, Texas, led the Golden Suns with a time of 23:58.22 and placed 130. The last time a Golden Sun finished a 6K sub-24 minutes was in 2013, when Laura O’Dowd did it in the regional tournament.

Megan Bradley, of Springdale, finished next for the Golden Suns, coming in 137, posting a personal best 6K time of 24:07.67.

Cami Hedstrom was the third Golden Sun to cross the finish line. In her first 6K race, she posted a time of 24:16.59 and placed 143.

The 26th place finish for the Golden Suns is an improvement over their showing in last years where they finished 30th.