DEKALB, Ill. -- All-Missouri Valley Conference runner Sarah McMahon (Colfax, Wis./Colfax) finished 59th to lead the Bradley women's cross country team, while junior Jon Richards (Streator, Ill./Streator) was 86th to lead the men's squad Saturday at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
McMahon led the Braves for the fifth time in six races, helping the Braves to a 17th-place finish in the women's 6K. Richards crossed the line in 86th to help the men's team place 20th in the Regional finals.
The women's team finished with 480 points, five points behind 16th-place finisher South Dakota State (475) and just seven points back of 15th-place Illinois (473). Kansas State was 14th in the women's field with 461 points. Iowa State had four of the top 10 individual finishers to take the team title with 64 points.
The Bradley men's team edged in-state foe Illinois-Chicago for 20th with 547 points, finishing 35 points behind 19th-place Southeast Missouri State (512). Oklahoma State placed four individuals in the top six and claimed the team title with 42 points to edge Oklahoma (45 points).
McMahon covered the 6K course in a time of 22:30.75 to finish 59th and was less than 30 seconds out of the top 30. Freshman Molly Dahlquist (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame) was 22 seconds behind McMahon in 83rd (22:52.40), while sophomore Cassie Lohmeier (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) finished 94th (22:59.07).
Richards paced the men's team, covering the 10K course in a time of 33:40.25 to finish 86th to edge freshman Marshall Moyer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington) by eight seconds for top individual honors. Moyer was 91st overall at 33:48.79. Freshman Eric Delvo (Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart Griffin) rounded out the top three for BU, crossing the line in 116th with a time of 34:15.53.