Wichita State Shockers

WSU's Tuliamuk wins NCAA regional

Wichita State's Aliphine Tuliamuk ran away from the field in the NCAA Midwest Regional cross country race on Saturday in DeKalb, Ill.

Tuliamuk ran the 6-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 40.68 seconds to beat her nearest competitor by almost 13 seconds. Betsy Saina of Iowa State finished second with a time of 20:53.01. Kansas State's Martina Tresch placed eighth with a time of 21:11.56.

Tuliamuk advances to the NCAA Championships for the second straight season. Last year, running for Iowa State, she placed 13th. She transferred to WSU at the end of the fall semester to pursue a nursing degree.

Tuliamuk will run in the national meet on Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Kansas finished ninth in the women's team standings. WSU placed 12th with Kansas State in 14th.

Rebeka Stowe led KU, placing 20th with a time of 21:38.36.

Patrober Murindat (22:07.44) placed 34th for WSU. Scarla Nero (22:51.90) placed 82nd with Samantha Shukla (22:57.94) in 93rd.

Iowa State won the women's title with 64 points, placing four runners in the top 10. Oklahoma State's 119 points came in second.

In the men's race, Austin Bussing placed 32nd with a time of 32:07.40 on the 10-kilometer course. KU finished eighth. WSU finished 18th, led by Marcos Bailon (32:50.85) in 60th place. Kansas State finished 22nd with Phillip Banowetz (33:39.26) placing 84th.

Oklahoma State won the men's race with 42 points, three ahead of Oklahoma.