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O'Shea earns All-American honors as 19th place finish leads VU at NJCAA D-I Cross Country National Championships

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Vincennes University sophomore Kelly O'Shea finished 19th in 19:10.19 at Saturday's NJCAA Div. I Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, IA, to highlight the Trailblazer men's and women's teams' efforts.

The VU women finished 17th out of 42 teams and the Trailblazer men were 21st out of 39 teams. Lansing won the women's race while Iowa Central was tops on the men's side.

The 19th place performance earned O'Shea All-American honors. The complete VU women's finishes were:
Kelly O'Shea, 19th        19:10.19
Janeth Magana, 43rd    19:52.59
Chloe Heller, 107th        20:50.99
Wendy Catalan, 162nd    21:37.59
Toni Waddell, 249th        23:10.65
Breanna Gahagan, 269th    24:15.54

The VU men's top finisher was sophomore Adam Warren at No. 77. The compete VU men's finishes were:
Adam Warren, 77th        27:25.20
Joschua Backes, 87th    27:41.47
Talen Taylor, 130th        28:27.39
Eric Johnson, 197th        29:39.01
Jaden Page, 212th        29:56.61
Nathan Dugger, 255th    31:01.65
Solomon Dillard-Rynard    31:18.90

Complete team results from the championship meets can be found at:

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