Former Dodge City High cross country and long distance runner Kaley Temaat competed in her final cross country run of her collegiate career at the NCAA Division II national meet in Joplin, Mo.
Temaat ran the fastest time for her team Missouri Southern course at 22:05.9 and finished 89th out of 240 runners in the race, the third time she and the Pitt State team qualified for the national meet.
"She's had some really good cross country races but that was probably the best cross country race of her life and no better time to do it than the National Championships in the last collegiate race of her life," said Pitt State head coach Russ Jewett to the Pittsburg Morning Sun. "She doesn't have any track eligibility left or anything. Again, she went out very aggressively, settled, slipped a little bit like we knew she would but then she held tight and passed some folks the last kilometer. It was a fantastic race. I couldn't be more proud of her."
Temaat finished 79th at nationals last year with a time of 23:35.7 and her 23:54 was good for 125th in 2010. In her four 6K races this year, Temaat ran her best times at regionals (22:11.9) and nationals (22:05.9). Pitt State finished 24th as a team in the final standings.