Central Wyoming College cross country runner Clay Johnson will compete in Fort Dodge, Iowa for the NJCAA cross country championships Nov. 14. Johnson earned his way to the championships at regionals in Gillette this past weekend.
“He worked hard to qualify for the championships,” Coach Al Lara said. “He will be running against the best junior college runners in the country and is looking forward to the challenge. This will be a big test for Clay and we are all excited for the meet.”
“Clay was one of our top recruits this year and has worked hard to be our top runner,” said Steve Barlow, athletic director. “He has earned his way to run at the championship and we are proud that he will run for CWC.”
Johnson had a time of 28:18 placing him in the number 12 spot. Two other teammates competed at the Gillette regionals, James Asmus placed 20 with a time of 30:18 and Cameron Collamer placed 21 with a time of 30:37. The men’s team ran an 8k for regionals.
Only two women competed in the 5k at regionals for the Rustlers. Kate Kling placed 15 with a time of 25:38, followed by teammate Kianna Wallowingbull with a time of 26:08; placing 16.