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Union Women Get First Ever NAIA All-American Runner; Team 28th in NAIA Meet

KENOSHA, Wis - 11/17/2007 - The Union University women’s cross country team finished 28th in the 2007 NAIA National Cross Country Meet on Saturday. This was their second straight NAIA National Meet appearance as a team. Since the programs start in 1999, Union has earned two automatic team bids (2006, 2007) and has sent six individual qualifiers to the national meet.

Union also had the program’s first runner ever to earn NAIA All-American honors for finishing in the top-30 in the national meet. Sylvia Bundotich, a freshman for Union, posted a 13th place finish with a time of 18:13 in the 5K run. She was just 1:13 off the winning time. Union’s previous best individual time was 95th place. The team finish 25th last season in their first team appearance in the national meet.

Earlier in the season, the Union women captured their fifth straight TranSouth Conference Title and their second straight NAIA Region XI Title to earn the automatic bid.

Also for the Union women, Candace Cross finished 157 (19:41.7), Lydia Bond finished 216 (20:22.8), Erika Schnatterly finished 234 (20:48.4), Charley Moss finished 253 (21:04.6), Kayla Hauss finished 256 (21:09.7), and Ellen Bone finished 268 (24:45).

Lydia Bond, for Union, was also named an NAIA Scholar Athlete.


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