Morningside senior Jeremiah Danga from Des Moines qualified to run in the Men's Championship and sophomore Erin Keitges, from Allen, Nebraska, will join Nelson in the Women's Championship race. Both Danga and Keitges also qualified for last year's National Championships.
Nelson had the best showing of the three Mustang runners at the Regional Meet, cracking the top ten with an eighth place time of 18:42.52. She is the daughter of Jim and Sue Nelson of Cherokee and a repeat all-stater and All-Lakes Conference pick in cross country and track and field.
Kenosha has the nation's only pure cross country course - the Dr. Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course - and has a long-standing history as a community that embraces the sport of Cross Country. The city has hosted 26 NAIA National Championship cross country events since 1976.