Gracie Sprankle Finishes 3rd At NXN Midwest Regional And Qualifies For Nationals

           Gracie Sprankle claimed 3rd place at the Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional meet. 

Ohio's Gracie Sprankle secured one of the automatic qualifying spots to next month's Nike Cross Nationals due to her 3rd place effort at this past Sunday's NXN Midwest Regional in Terre Haute.  Sprankle recorded an impressive finishing time of 17:36.10 against an elite field which consisted of many of the top athletes from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri.  

Sprankle, who finished 4th in the DI Ohio State Cross Country Championship race the weekend before, has run under 18 minutes six times this season.  

Good luck to Gracie as she prepares to take on the country's best runners on December 2nd in Portland!  

           Gracie Sprankle is ranked 10th in Ohio from her 17:35.20 result at the State Championship.