In their first ever appearance in the NAIA National Championships, the Bethel College men's cross country team brought home a 31st-place finish while getting a record-setting performance from junior Joel Hartman. The final 8,000-meter run of the 2015 season was hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, and featured 36 teams from across the country.
It has been a historic year for the Bethel men's cross country team, and just days after taking fourth place at the Crossroads League Championship, the Pilots have learned they received an at-large bid to the 2015 NAIA National Championships. This marks the first appearance for the Bethel cross country program at the national event.
This weekend as part of the festivities for their national championships, the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) awarded Bethel junior Joel Hartman with the 2015 Men's Cross Country Wheeler Award. The Wheeler Award serves as the top award in cross country that recognizes academic excellence, athletic achievement and Christian service and conduct. Hartman becomes the first male cross country athlete in Bethel history to receive this honor and joins Amber Wray and Trisha 'Miller' Nelson as the third athlete in the program to be given this award.
|Bethel at||7th of 25|
|NAIA Great Lakes Challenge|
|Bethel at||2nd of 14|
|Bethel College Invitational|
|Bethel at||8th of 10|