Jenson Starr was the lone runner representing William Woods men's cross country team at Friday's NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Tallahassee, Florida, and he finished the race in 180th place out of 326 runners.
Starr received an individual qualifier after placing fifth at the 2022 American Midwest Conference Championships in early November.
Starr crossed the finish line in 26 minutes, 11.6 seconds. After the first 3,000 meters, he was sitting in 178th place with a 9:33.3 time. Over the next 2,000 meters, he moved up 17 spots to sit in 161st with a 16:04.3 time. At the 6K mark, he continued to sit in 161st, but in the final 2K, he dropped to 180th.
Starr's time goes down as the 11th fastest time for a WWU runner at an NAIA national championship.