FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Northern Michigan University cross country had a good showing in their second meet of the year with a score of 115, which was good for third behind ranked opponents in #4 Minnesota-Duluth and #10 Augustana. The Bulldogs had three runners place in the top 10 for the race as they won the meet with a score of 74.
Freshman Kameron Burmeister once again paced the way for the Wildcats as she fell just short of cracking the top 10 with an 11th place finish at the 22:47 mark. Not far off of Burmeister’s pace was senior Olivia Howard who placed 23rd with a time of 23:29. It was a tight finish for the next two NMU runners as junior Megan Edic and senior Larissa Halonen paced each other to finish 26th and 27th, respectively. Edic crossed the line at 23:36.5, while Halonen crossed half a second later at 23:37. Rounding out the scoring was freshman Vivian Hett who placed 28th overall with a time of 23:38.
Freshman Caroline Brisbois nearly missed out on a top 50 finish as she placed 53rd at the 24:15 mark. Senior Chelsea Farquhar rounded out the Wildcat runners with a time of 24:53, which was good for 86th place.
“The team ran great today,” commented Head Coach Jenny Ryan after the meet. “It was a warm day but everyone ran smart and we had a good focused race. Exciting day for the team beating some top teams and finishing right behind some top nationally ranked teams.”
NMU will next be in action when they travel to the Lucian Rosa Invite, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Saturday, October 11th with the race scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
(Information Courtesy of NMU Athletics)