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No. 3 College of Idaho takes down top-ranked Taylor at 2023 Blazing Tiger NAIA Classic

ellyse tingelstad of the college of idaho women's cross country team

ASHLAND, Neb. (Oct. 21) — In a statement win on Saturday, the No. 3 College of Idaho women’s cross country team defeated the top-ranked Taylor (Ind.) to secure the team title at the 2023 Blazing Tiger NAIA Classic on Saturday morning. The Coyotes, led by individual 6k winner Ellyse Tingelstad, amassed 44 points with four runners finishing in the top-10.

College of Idaho led at all three kilometer-race split-points, easily maintaining their advantage throughout the contest to secure the victory.

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Junior Ellyse Tingelstad covered the 6k course in 20:52.0, finishing comfortably ahead of Reagan Hiebert of Saint Mary, who clocked in at 20:58.61 for second place. Noel VanderWall of Taylor (Ind.) was third with a time of 21:07.53.

College of Idaho‘s Closest Competitors

No. 4 Saint Mary (Kan.) was the closest competitor, finishing with 57 points. The nation’s top-ranked team, Taylor (Ind.), took third place with 75 points.

They were followed by No. 8 Concordia (Neb.) with 123 points, No. 7 Southern Oregon with 127 points, and No. 6 Dordt (Iowa) with 138 points.

Other Notable Performances

Abbey Shirts finished fourth with a time of 21:08.33, Sage Martin clocked in at 21:43.10, Kahea Figueira finished 10th with a time of 21:51.78, and Charlie Duff completed the scorers for College of Idaho, finishing 22nd with a time of 22:29.24.

Looking Ahead To Postseason, Next Rankings

With six of the nation’s top-8 teams in action, the Blazing Tiger NAIA Classic served as a final tune-up before the conference championships in a couple of weeks. The results have set the stage for an intense and competitive postseason as well opening up the door for a few reshuffling in the team rankings next week.

The 2023 Blazing Tiger NAIA Classic Results and Team Scores

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Women’s 6k Top 20 Results

  1. Ellyse Tingelstad – College of Idaho – 20:52.00
  2. Reagan Hiebert – St. Mary (Kan.) – 20:58.61
  3. Noel VanderWall – Taylor – 21:07.53
  4. Abbey Shirts – College of Idaho – 21:08.34
  5. Riley Hiebert – St. Mary (Kan.) – 21:14.40
  6. Jessica Kampman – Dordt – 21:28.63
  7. Sage Martin – College of Idaho – 21:43.11
  8. Kate Madsen – St. Mary (Kan.) – 21:43.43
  9. Mollie Gamble – Taylor – 21:47.18
  10. Kahea Figueira – College of Idaho – 21:51.79
  11. Cera Eckenroth – John Brown – 21:57.50
  12. Alejandra Lopez – Southern Oregon – 21:59.64
  13. Julie McIntyre – Concordia (Neb.) – 22:11.53
  14. Ahna Neideck – Taylor – 22:12.54
  15. Brooke Wiebe – Tabor – 22:13.21
  16. Kylahn Freiberg – Concordia (Neb.) – 22:14.54
  17. Maddy Walter-Sherretts – St. Mary (Kan.) – 22:16.70
  18. Keeli Green – Concordia (Neb.) – 22:18.45
  19. Cammeo Ramirez – Southern Oregon – 22:24.25
  20. Danielle Allison – Tabor – 22:26.98

Men’s 8k Top 20 Results

  1. Emad Bashir-Mohammed – St. Mary (Kan.) – 24:06.95
  2. Daniel Butler – College of Idaho – 24:22.91
  3. Mason Weisgerber – Southern Oregon – 24:27.86
  4. Craig Becker – Dordt – 24:33.91
  5. Nathan Burns – Taylor – 24:36.04
  6. Elias Everist – College of Idaho – 24:38.62
  7. Hayden Bostrom – College of Idaho – 24:41.11
  8. Nelson Ruto – Doane – 24:41.19
  9. Ayenew Devany – Oklahoma City – 24:43.69
  10. Aidan Vorster – Dordt – 24:45.32
  11. Braden Heath – College of Idaho – 24:47.06
  12. Ryan Hanak – Taylor – 24:50.59
  13. Thaniel Schroeder – Dordt – 24:51.49
  14. Damion Jackson – Kansas Wesleyan – 24:54.03
  15. Dominick Beine – St. Mary (Kan.) – 24:54.57
  16. Ryan Heline – St. Mary (Kan.) – 24:57.40
  17. Chris Metz – St. Mary (Kan.) – 24:58.76
  18. Dawson Adams – St. Mary (Kan.) – 24:59.06
  19. Frankie Maciel – Southern Oregon – 25:00.21
  20. Ryan Stade – Tabor – 25:00.61

Men’s Top Scores – 8k Race

  1. College of Idaho – 56
  2. St. Mary (Kan.) – 67
  3. Dordt – 79
  4. Taylor – 104
  5. Doane – 172
  6. Kansas Wesleyan – 177
  7. Oklahoma City – 198
  8. Southern Oregon – 206
  9. Tabor – 240
  10. Concordia (Neb.) – 313
  11. St. Ambrose – 317
  12. William Penn – 323
  13. Columbia (Mo.) – 399
  14. John Brown – 422
  15. Jamestown – 451
  16. Evangel – 492
  17. Friends – 536
  18. McPherson – 549
  19. Northwestern (Iowa) – 554
  20. Morningside – 555
  21. Bellevue – 585
  22. Hastings – 617
  23. Briar Cliff – 713

Women’s Team Scores – 6k Race

  1. College of Idaho – 44
  2. St. Mary (Kan.) – 57
  3. Taylor – 75
  4. Concordia (Neb.) – 123
  5. Southern Oregon – 127
  6. Dordt – 138
  7. Tabor – 176
  8. Doane – 328
  9. Oklahoma City – 348
  10. Hastings – 350
  11. St. Mary (Neb.) – 351
  12. Morningside – 352
  13. Kansas Wesleyan – 354
  14. Northwestern (Iowa) – 359
  15. Evangel – 431
  16. John Brown – 431
  17. Cottey – 468
  18. Jamestown – 497
  19. St. Ambrose – 528
  20. Friends – 584
  21. Columbia (Mo.) – 622
  22. William Penn – 648
  23. Briar Cliff – 743
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