ANNIKA WALL, TRUMPET CREATIVE DIRECTOR
RYAN REEBENACKER, KNIGHT WIRE CO-MANAGER
The American Rivers Conference has a new MVP.
Bolstered by sophomore Aubrie Fisher’s first-place finish at the Conference Championships on Saturday, the Wartburg Knights have won their second-consecutive A-R-C championship.
Fisher’s 6k championship time of 21:56.85 put her seven seconds ahead of Loras’ Kassie Rosenbum, who finished second. Carina Collet was the second-fastest Knight, finishing in third.
After finishing third at the Wartburg Triangular on Oct. 24 behind Rosenbum and Collet, Fisher managed to come back two weeks later to lay claim to the conference crown. Both Rosenbum and Collet were All-Americans during the 2019 National Championships.
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Fisher, Rosenbum and Collet stayed within one second of each other until the three mile marker, where Fisher and Rosenbum pulled ahead to an eventual Fisher victory. Collet ends her career a two-time All-American, and was the 2019 conference MVP
The Knights placed five in the top 10 and seven in the top 15. Fisher, Collet, Shaelyn Hostager, Lexi Brown, Janelle Baeskens, Natalie Paulson and Trinity Borland all earned all-conference honors. The Knights scored 24 points en route to being named the A-R-C champions for the second year in a row.
Fisher’s conference MVP comes after outracing teammate and reigning MVP Carina Collet in three of four regular season contests, only falling to her teammate at the Wartburg Triangular on Oct. 24.
Click here for the full conference championship results.