Lawrence, Kan. – Saint Xavier University junior Leslie Rosario (Fort Myers, Fla./Neosho County CC/North Fort Myers) finished 227th overall out of 319 of the NAIA's best cross country runners at Saturday's 2013 NAIA Cross Country National Championship at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. Rosario completed the 5K (5,000 meters) course in a time of 20:28.87. She earned her individual berth to the national meet by finishing 14th overall at the 2013 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Cross Country Championship back on Saturday, November 9.
"This is a nice exclamation point on a great season for Leslie," said Saint Xavier University women's cross country coach Lisa Ebel
. "She has been one of our leaders throughout the fall and I'm so happy for her that she got to finish her year competing at the highest stage."
Saint Xavier took fifth place as a team at the 2013 CCAC Cross Country Championships, its final regular season meet of the season.