Leman among the best in the region at NCAA Division III South/South Central Regional meet
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – LeTourneau sophomore Nicole Leman found herself among the finest runners in the country when she competed at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional on Saturday.
Leman (Anchorage, Alaska/Grace Christian) finished in the top half of the competition of more than 190 runners Saturday, as she finished 82nd with a time of 24 minutes, 56 seconds.
The race marked the third consecutive time that Leman finished a six-kilometer race in less than 25 minutes.
Competing at the NCAA regional meet provided the perfect finish to Leman's season. She led the YellowJackets in all five events in which the team competed, and became the first-ever LeTourneau women's runner to win an event Oct. 9 when she broke the tape at the University of Dallas Invitational.
Leman (pictured center) represented the American Southwest Conference well at the event, as she finished 11th out of the more than 40 runners from the ASC competing on Saturday.
Tess Gallegos of Emory won the event with a time of 5:52. Host institution Rhodes College, thanks to three individual Top 10 finishes, won the team event.
Hardin-Simmons finished 12th to lead ASC teams at the event. McMurry's Alaisha Guerra led ASC individual competitors with a 22nd place finish, completing the course with a time of 23:10.