Robinson Makes History for BHSU

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Tyler Louder

Tyley Louder

Black Hills State University joined the Rocky Mountain Conference back in 2013. Competing across the country in the new conference can provide a difficult task as the new team to fight at the top.

Over the past 7 years BHSU has had many athletes stand out across the conference as a top athlete in their respective sports.

While Cross Country has never won a conference championship, they have had several athletes stand out since joining the RMAC.

After the 2020 season ended, Junior runner Xiomara Robinson was named to the women’s All-RMAC team, marking the first female athlete at BHSU to do so since joining the RMAC and only the second ever after alumni Alec Baldwin did so back in 2014.

Robinson was thrilled to get back out there when the opportunity presented itself.

“I’d have to say that it was definitely challenging not being able to race each week, but I’m proud of and very thankful for the opportunities we did have. I also believe that our girls were able to push each other more than ever before this year and that will set us up strong for next year” said Robinson when reflecting on this past season.

BHSU women finished 7th at the 2020 RMAC Championship back in October. With all 9 athletes set to return in 2021, the Yellowjackets look to build off this season.