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Baker cross country teams travel to South Beach for a good cause

Good Cause

The Wildcats volunteered at the Feeding South Florida Food Bank
More than 1,000 pounds of food were sorted by Baker student-athletes

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University cross country team closed out a successful fall season this past weekend when it traveled to South Florida for the Marathon of the Palm Beaches.

Freshman Megan Rosa led all Wildcat runners, taking third place overall in the women’s division with a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds.  Assistant coach Brent Bailey led the men’s side, posting a 1:14.44 time to place second overall. Junior Chris Schideman came in one spot behind Bailey, posting a time of 1:16:22.

Running a half-marathon was only half of the story.

Twenty-two Baker student-athletes sorted more than 1,000 pounds of food and other items at Feeding South Florida food bank. The food came through local food drives and private donations to help the hungry, needy and homeless in Palm Beach County. Other members of the team spent time making Christmas cards, which will be sent overseas to troops and to local nursing homes and shelters.

“I’m real proud of the way our kids performed,” Wildcat head coach Zach Kindler said. “We had some great times during the race, and obviously being able to lend a helping hand in any way possible to the Feeding South Florida was an added plus.”

View the full race results here

View the local news coverage of Baker cross country here

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