For the sixth straight year, the Central men’s cross country team was represented at the NCAA Division III championships as junior Mark Fairley earned a spot with a fourth-place Central Region meet finish.
Fairley was 61st at the national meet in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 19, finishing in 25:12.3 over 8,000 meters. It was his third NCAA appearance, placing 154th as a freshman and 98th last year.
Central was just five points out of first place at the Iowa Conference meet, but had to settle for fourth place in the hotly contested event. The Dutch were seventh in the 32-team regional meet.