CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - With temperatures below freezing and wind blowing at 14 mph, the NAIA Cross Country Championships were held on Friday, November 16 in Cedar Rapids, IA with 340 runners competing from across the country. One of the 93 individual qualifiers along with 36 team qualifiers was Middle Georgia State's own Maike Naegele. Naegele finished the race in 296th place with a 5K time of 20:35.8. Her average mile was 6:37.8 for the course.
Naegele was the first Knight to qualify for Nationals in Women's Cross Country doing so with a 7th place finish in the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship Meet on November 2.