LHU XC: Central Mountain grad Moyer & Kiser make NCAA Championship debut
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Competing at the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships today in Sacramento, California, the dynamic – Lock Haven University women’s cross country – duo of Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) and Cadie Kiser (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) closed the season with another strong finish.
For both Moyer and Kiser, the race marked their NCAA Championship debut, as the two capped the season on the biggest stage.
The women’s 6,000-meter race was held at the Arcade Creek Cross Country Course, located at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. This year, California State University, Sacramento and the Sacramento Sports Commission served as co-hosts for the championship meet.
Moyer led the way, finishing 107th out of 260 total finishers with a time of 21:46.3.Kiser was 153rd with a time of 22:13.0.
Moyer and Kiser grabbed both individual qualifying spots out of the Atlantic Region after Moyer placed third and Kiser finished sixth. Prior to the 2019 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championship on November 9, LHU’s best women’s individual finish at an NCAA regional championship meet was sixth (Amy Yarger, 6th; 1997). The 1-2 Moyer-Kiser punch equaled that high finish this year, and that strong outing in early November, set the two up for a chance to compete out west alongside the best in Division II today.