Lindemann Leads Spartans with National-Qualifying Finish at NCAA Regionals

Lindemann Leads Spartans with National-Qualifying Finish at NCAA Regionals

Case Western Reserve University junior Madeline Lindemann ran her way into the NCAA Championship field, leading the Spartans with a 10th-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championships at the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville, Indiana on Saturday morning.

Lindemann crossed the finish line of the 6K race in a time of 22:07.3, and earned all-region honors for the first time in her career based on her finish.  In addition, by being one of the region's top-seven finishers not part of an NCAA qualifying team, she earned an individual invitation to the NCAA Division III Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin next Saturday.

Lindemann's finish helped the Spartans place eighth overall out of the 33 teams at the meet, as CWRU finished with a team score of 224.

Sophomore Kiera Olson was the Spartans' second finisher, crossing the line with a time of 23:11.8 to finish 43rd overall out of the field of 240 runners.  Senior Ellen Sears closed out her career with a 52nd-place finish in a time of 23:21.5, followed by senior Jennifer Hoffmann in 56th place with a time of 23:24.6.  Senior Isa Torres-Padin secured a 63rd-place finish with a mark of 23:31.2, rounding out the team's five scoring runners.  Senior Marissa Miyagi ran a mark of 23:53.1 to place 80th overall, and senior Sophie Trikeriotis placed 86th with a mark of 23:57.5.

Baldwin Wallace won the regional championship with a score of 114, and Allegheny also secured an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship field with a second-place finish with a score of 121.  Otterbein's Claire Lamb won the Great Lakes Region individual championship with a time 20:58.7.

The official field for the NCAA Division III Championships will be announced via a release on ncaa.com by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  More information will also be available on athletics.case.edu.