TF: Rachel House places 13th at Nationals

(Photo courtesy of HU T&F)
(Photo courtesy of HU T&F)

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin -- Heidelberg University women's distance runner Rachel House took 13th in the 10,000m race at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Wisc. - La Crosse on Thursday.  

House, a native of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, clocked a 37:47.31.  The race was moved up three hours because of the high temperatures in West-Central Wisconsin.  The heat seemed to affect the times of all runners, including champion Taryn Cordani (Ithaca).  

"We are very proud of how well Rachel competed today," said head coach Joe Yoder.  "In less-than-ideal conditions, she ran well and improved her finish by six spots."  

Entering the event, House had the 19th-best qualifying time.