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Nelson to run in National XC

Monday, November 12, 2007

Kara Nelson, running for Cherokee Washington at the 2007 state Meet
Cherokee Washington High 2007 graduate Kara Nelson, a Morningside College freshman, is one of three Morningside athletes who have qualified to run in the 2007 NAIA Cross Country National Championships, to be run Saturday, November 17 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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.

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