PELLA, Iowa - Freshman Lucy Conroy (Mt. Vernon, Iowa/Mt. Vernon) became the eighth female in school history to earn all-region honors at the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, as she placed 10th.
Conroy was the highest finishing runner from the Iowa Conference, as she turned in a time of 22:47.0. It was the seventh fastest time in school history and the fifth fastest time by a Kohawk in NCAA Regional history. Conroy becomes the first Kohawk to finish in the top 10 since Ashley Schnell's eighth place finish in 2008 and the first all-region runner from Coe since Keelie Finnel in 2011. Conroy will likely earn an at-large berth to the NCAA National Championships next weekend. The at-large selections will be announced on Sunday.
Maddie Bain (Kingsley, Iowa/Woodbury Central) finished 81st in 24:27.2, while Mareena Franke (Neenah, Wis./Neenah) was 86th in 24:33.9. Abie Mellick (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) finished 125th in 25:24.6, while McKayla Morris (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere) rounded out the scoring for Coe in 145th in 25:50.2. Samaya Lewis (Chicago, Ill./Brooks Prep) was 154th 26:12.3, while Beth Heims (Swisher, Iowa/Prairie) closed the Coe lineup with a 172nd place finish in 26:55.1.
The Kohawks finished 17th of 30 with 447 points. St. Thomas took the team title with 118 points, while Carleton's Ruth Steinke took top individual honors in 21:45.1.
On the men's side, Nathan Haerr (Fairfield, Iowa/Fairfield) led the Kohawks with a 56th place finish in 27:05.7. Ryan Izer (Lawler, Iowa/Turkey Valley) was 69th in 27:26.2, while Derek Dinderman (Palo, Iowa/Vinton-Shellsburg) was 119th in 28:27.2. Nick Poff (St. Joseph, Ill./Ogden) and Colton James-Wells (Colorado Springs, Colo./Doherty) were back-to-back in 128th and 129th, as Poff crossed in 28:35.5 and James-Wells in 28:37.7. Austin Springsteen (Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon) was 145th in 29:17.3, while Beau Freeborn (New Sharon, Iowa/North Mahaska) closed the Coe lineup in 147th in 29:18.4.
The Kohawks finished 20th of 29 with 501 points. St. Olaf won the team title with 62 points, while Central's Cole Decker took top individual honors in 25:05.1.