Walker, Kelley Race To Strong Showings at NCAA Championship

Nick Walker and Sarah Kelley represented Bowdoin at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship
Nick Walker and Sarah Kelley represented Bowdoin at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bowdoin cross-country runners Sarah Kelley and Nick Walker raced to strong finishes on Saturday at the NCAA Division III Championship meet at E.P "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville.

Walker finished 47th in the men's 8k race (25:04.5) while Kelley took 54th in the women's 6k race (21:39.9).

In extremely windy conditions, Walker finished ninth among New England entrants, capping a fantastic senior campaign. He finished just 1:24.5 off the winning pace.

Kelley was the seventh-best New England finisher and used a big push to rise up the final standings. Sitting in 76th place after 4k, she rose 24 spots over the final third of the race to end 1:23.9 off the winning time.