2014 Region 24 Champions
Ina, IL - For the second year in a row, the Danville Area Community College Women's Cross Country team has won the Region 24 title. The Lady Jaguars placed 3 runners in the top 10 of the event, held at Rend Lake College, including Lisa Ponder (Tuscola, IL), the race winner, with a time of 19:36. DACC's Jenifer Luna (Onley, IL) placed 4th, with a time of 20:25 and Alicia Hightower (Shelbyville, IL) finished 6th with a time of 20:40.
Ponder, Luna, and Hightower have all earned All-Region 24 honors for their performances.
In the Men's race, the Jaguars earned a 2nd place finish, just behind race winner Lincoln College. The Jaguars also placed 3 runners in the top 10. DACC's Colten Shaw (Amboy, IL) was runner-up with a time of 26:43, Eric Vlaar finished 4th (26:52), and Austin Dart (Robinson, IL) placed 6th with a time of 27:00.
Shaw, Vlaar, and Dart were named All-Region for their performance at the Region race.
Up next, the qualifiers from the Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams will face the Nations best runners at the NJCAA National Cross Country meet, held at the same course at Rend Lake College on Saturday, November 10th.