Emily Peacock from Normal, Illinois has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic endeavors at Bethel College. She is planning on majoring in visual arts and being a member of the cross country and track teams. While attending Normal Community West High School she ran cross country all four years and track two years. She was awarded the senior scholar athlete award for cross country, & sportsmanship award for 2012. In addition she won the most improved award for her team in 2009. Emily has also been on the junior board at her school. Her personal best for cross country is 20:33.
Andres Herbert from local South Bend Washington High School has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic pursuits with Bethel College. Andy has only been a part of Washington's cross country and track programs for two years, yet has made tremendous strides as a runner. In cross country he has made the all-city team, all conference team, and qualified as an individual for regionals in cross country. He was the first runner from Washington to qualify for regionals in many years. The last to do it was actually his uncle. Andy's personal best times are 16:56 (cc 5k), 10:02 (3200m), and 4:32 (1600m).
By Maggie Caldwell
Ask anyone on the Bethel College cross country or track teams about junior teammate Maggie Dade, and they'll likely give the same answer: "She's the sweetest girl." But very few people are aware of the strength and bravery behind that sweet, selfless smile.
In her fourth consecutive NAIA National Cross Country Championship race, senior Trisha Nelson raced to a 44th place finish with a time of 18:48, just 15 seconds from the last All-American spot. The race was run at the Ft. Vancouver Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington with 320 total runners participating. From the start Trisha put herself in a position to compete for an All-American spot, which is awarded to the top 30 finishers. It was Trisha's best finish in the championship meet. She was also the first finisher from the Crossroads League. Trisha concluded her collegiate cross country career the way she started as a great representative of Pilot athletics.
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