Ball State Cross Country finished fifth overall in today’s Mid-American Conference Championship, the team’s highest placing since 2007. The Cardinals were led by freshman Elka Machan, who placed fourth individually in the 95 runner race. Senior Cayla Eckenroth was not far behind, finishing 11th.
Entering her fourth season with Ball State, Holder finished the 2019 regular season with 153 kills — sixth on the team. She was also named MVP of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Volleyball Championship, leading the Cardinals with three kills per set.
Ball State allowed Northern Illinois (0-3 MAC) to score a touchdown on the first drive of the game and again early in the second quarter. The defense showed flashes but couldn’t quite muster enough stops to force a punt.