Cross Country

Trisha Miller races well at Nationals

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Junior Trisha Miller was the only Pilot runner to qualified for the 32nd NAIA National Women’s Cross Country National Championships Nov. 19. Miller placed 51st out of 323 runners from across the country.  She posted her best NAIA National Championship performance with a time of 18:55. The championship race took place in Vancouver, Washington.
Trisha Miller placed 51st out of 323 at the 32nd NAIA National Women’s Cross Country National Championships. (photo by Jeff Welsh)
Miller, who competed in the two previous NAIA Cross Country National Championships, went into competition this year with two goals in mind. “First and foremost bring glory to God by racing to the best of my ability,” said Miller. “Secondly, I was hoping to finish in the top 30 spot and in doing so rank as an All-American.” Although she did not place in the top 30, Miller feels honored to be the only runner from Bethel to make it to Nationals. “I feel blessed that God has given me the running talent I have,” remarked Miller. However, she did add she would love to have more of her teammates qualify for the race next year. Miller said she was happy overall with her performance and is looking forward to next year. “I tend to hold very high expectations for myself, so I am disappointed that I did not achieve all of my goals going into the meet,” said Miller.  However, she did note she’s trusting God’s plan for her racing future.
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