Last Hurrah

Last Hurrah


POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- For the first time since 2015, Maranatha has a winning runner at NCCAA Nationals.

Jeremy Fopma was pacing the NCCAA DII all season, and the sophomore finished first today at the difficult trail in the Ozarks. Fopma's courageous 26:38 8K led the Sabercats to a 4th-place finish while making Fopma Maranatha's first winner at nationals since Caleb Wagner in 2015.

The Men's Team finished in their expected 4th place, coming in behind the champions, Bob Jones University, and challengers Ozark Christian (2nd) and Kansas Christian (3rd). This was Fopma's third win this season, as the Sophomore cemented his place in the All-American selections as the nation's fastest runner.

Jordan Hoffmann (30:31) and Eric Schmid (37:57) both set 8K personal records as the Men's Team cemented another Top 5 NCCAA finish.


In the Women's 5K, Abigail Doak surprised everyone with a 22:02 5K, pacing the team with a 14th-place finish and a personal record to boot. Sierra John (22:47) and Katie Jean Lingle (23:01) were right behind Doak, as Maranatha's first three runners all recorded their best-ever 5K times.

Moody Bible Institute defended their national title while Bob Jones (2nd) and Alice Lloyd College (3rd) both earned spots on the podium.

The course lived up to its reputation of difficulty, as neither the Men's Team nor the Women's Team recorded their fastest time of the season. Still, five runners in Maranatha colors set PR's on the day, as both teams gave it their all at the season's final meet.



  • Event: NCCAA Nationals
  • Men's Finish: 4th of 6 / 99 points
  • Team Time: 2:43:00
  • First RunnerJeremy Fopma - 1st - 26:38 (8K)
  • Women's Finish: 6th of 6 / 125 points
  • Team Time: 2:04:18
  • First Runner: Abigail Doak - 14th - 22:02 (5K) (PR)
  • Location: Point Lookout, Mo. / College of the Ozarks

RESULTS (Men's 8K)

RESULTS (Women's 5K)

*Personal Record :: ^5K Personal Record


A full recap of the season will be coming soon at

Home Stretch
December 10, 2019 Home Stretch
Best of the Best
November 27, 2019 Best of the Best
The Kick
November 15, 2019 The Kick
Last Hurrah
November 15, 2019 Last Hurrah
Flying Fopma in Focus
November 1, 2019 Flying Fopma in Focus
PR Prevelence
October 25, 2019 PR Prevelence
Four For Fopma
October 21, 2019 Four For Fopma
State Championship Recap
October 19, 2019 State Championship Recap
Fopma Goes Farther
October 14, 2019 Fopma Goes Farther
Triple Trouble
October 8, 2019 Triple Trouble
Breaking Records
October 7, 2019 Breaking Records
Milwaukee Mud
October 3, 2019 Milwaukee Mud
Good News from Whitewater
September 14, 2019 Good News from Whitewater
Fopma in the Spotlight
September 10, 2019 Fopma in the Spotlight
Flying Fopma Finishes First
September 6, 2019 Flying Fopma Finishes First
Off and Running
September 5, 2019 Off and Running