NMU cross country earns sixth at Roy Griak – Sports
NMU cross country earns sixth at Roy Griak
Stacie Davidson
Issue date: 10/1/09 Section: Sports

The Women’s cross country team finished sixth of 22 teamslast weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational held in St. Paul, Minn. The meet is one of the biggest collegiate races of the year and pitted the ‘Cats against teams from all over the country.

“The girls ran very well. They ran smart races and they ran hard,” said head coach Jennifer Ryan. “I think this was a good result for us to show that we are moving on our way up … I see some good things
happening and I see continued good results in the next couple of meets.”

The team’s top runner was Bibiane Mahy, who came in 24th overall with a time of 23:51 for the 6000-meter course. The team’s second finisher was Jenny Wiedmeyer, coming in 42nd overall with a time of 24:13.

Other top finishers for the Wildcats included freshman Olivia Juntila who finished 47th overall in 24:22 and freshman Sara Allen, 68th overall with a time of 24:42.

Junior Kristen Schulz was also pleased with the team’s performance.

“I’m pretty proud of our team. It was definitely our best race as a team so far,” said Schulz, who finished 93rd overall with a time of 25:05.

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