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UNK Cross Country Names Captains

Nebraska-Kearney head cross country coach Brady Bonsall announced today the names of three men and two women who will serve as the Lopers co-captains for the upcoming 2013 season.

They are seniors Marissa Bongers (Brainard), Jordan Bloesser (Colo. Springs, Colo.), Kevin Carder (Albion), Joe Coil (Millard West) and Nick Knudson (Norfolk Catholic). These five were selected by a vote of their peers.

Bongers, a 2013 track All-American, shared the womenís teamís Most Improved Runner Award with junior Jena Hansen last fall. She also joined Carder and Knudson as Lopers to be named 2013 MIAA Scholar-Athletes.

Additionally, Carder was tabbed as the menís 2012 MVP as he earned all-conference honors. Finally, Bloesser and Coil are multi-year cross country and track letterwinners.

UNK will hold a team time trial on Friday, September, 6th at Meadowlark Hills G.C. The running will start at 7:00 p.m. and this will be the teamís only home event of 2013.