Cross Country

Perri Bockrath Qualifies for NCAA Cross Country Championships

by Sommer Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Perri Bockrath of University of Kentucky women’s cross country has qualified for NCAA Championships and will compete in the women’s 6000-meter race in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday, November 20. 

Bockrath was chosen by the NCAA Cross Country Committee to compete in the Championship after finishing ninth (20:21.7) at Friday’s NCAA Southeast Regional meet, narrowly missing out on one of the four individual qualifier spots. 

The senior from Ohio has had a great season for Kentucky, consistently finishing as the second-fastest Wildcat in each race this season. At SEC Championships, she placed 13th, earning herself a spot on the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team. She also earned All-Region honors for her ninth-place finish at regionals and notched a personal best. 

Bockrath will join sophomore Tori Herman who has impressed for the Cats all season. Most recently she placed third (20:09.2) with a personal best in the women’s 6K at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship on Friday, earning All-Region honors. She also placed fifth (20:13.2) at SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri. 

Next Up 

Herman and Bockrath will compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championship women’s 6K, which will begin at 10:20 a.m. in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday, November 20. 

The rest of UKXC will prepare for the team’s first indoor track meet on Saturday, December 11 at the University of Louisville. 

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