Ackerman advances to national meet
In this Oct. 20 photo, New Trier's Courtney Ackerman runs at the cross country regional at Harms Woods in Skokie. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 30, 2012 3:31PM
New Trier senior Courtney Ackerman qualified for the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships on Saturday in San Diego by placing fifth at the Midwest Regional.
Ackerman, a Wilmette resident, completed the 5K course at Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha in 17 minutes, 13 seconds, on Nov. 24.
The top-10 finishers at the regional advanced to the national finals. The championship field also will consist of the top-10 finishers from the Northeast, South and West regional meets.
Ackerman finished third as an individual at the Class 3A state cross country meet on Nov. 3, leading the Trevians to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.