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Tia Harris competes at nationals, finishes cross country season

December 5, 2013

Junior Tia Harris competed at the Div. III national meet on Nov. 23, in Hanover, Ind.

Harris was the first Falcon runner to qualify, and run, in the national meet since 2008, and was only the third UW-River Falls runner to ever qualify.

She completed the 6k course in a time of 23:19 and placed 194th overall, out of 280 runners.

Harris’ finish at the national meet capped off the most successful cross country season in UWRF history for the women’s team. The team captured a third place finish at the WIAC Championships, and defeated sixtime defending champion UW-Eau Claire.

The team also had three runners named to the All-WIAC teams, the most the team has ever had.

Harris went on to capture All-Region honors at the regional meet. However, the team’s run ended at the meet.

The team, and Harris, will continue to build on its success next season.