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MSU-N's Rachel David runs to the finish line


November 20, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Saturday, Rachel David became the first Montana State University-Northern cross country runner to ever compete in the NAIA national championships. David ran in the NAIA finals in Vancouver, Washington, where she placed 240th out of 338 women. David will return to Northern's cross country team next fall. The race wrapped up MSU-N's third year of competition.

The Montana State University-Northern Women's cross country program still has a long way to go, but Saturday in Vancouver, Washington, the Skylights had a milestone moment, as MSU-N had a runner take part in the NAIA Cross Country Championships for the first time.

Rachel David, who finished 11th at the Frontier Conference Championships earlier this month, laced it up and ran with more than 300 other runners at the national meet. David, a sophomore, finished 240th out of 338 total runners. She did so after posting a time of 20:14.

The individual national championship went to Aminat Olowora...

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