ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a field of 32 teams and 375 runners, the Northern Michigan University Cross Country team placed two in the top 15 and finished seventh as a team.
| TEAM LEADERS
Senior Katelyn Smith (Gaylord, Mich.) paced the team with a sixth-place finish, running the 6K course in a time of 22:51.1.
Also finishing near the top was freshman Madison Malon (Grandville, Mich.) as her time of 23:04.8 put her in 13th place.
Senior Hanna Torvi (St. Paul, Minn.) also placed among the top 50. Torvi placed 44th and crossed the finish line at 23:54.5.
| SCORING POINTS
Two additional runners helped the Wildcats to their seventh-place finish. Freshman Paige Saiz (Milford, Mich.) crossed in 24:22.9 for 72nd place while freshman Meghan Langworthy (Big Rapids, Mich.), 24:24.4, was 75th.
Finishing in the top seven for the Wildcats included junior Ellise Longley (Bloomington, Minn.) and senior Paige Du Bois (Green Bay, Wis). Longley finished 81st in a time of 24:31.4 while Du Bois was 88th with a finish in 24:40.0.
Nine additional runners competed for NMU.
Sophomore Anna Kelley (Minneapolis, Minn.) – 24:42.5 (107th)
Sophomore Katrina Salmen (Peshtigo, Wis.) – 24:51.8 (113th)
Freshman Kimberly Carviou (Marinette, Wis.) – 24:57.9 (120th)
Freshman Caroline Vegeberg (Fejo, Denmark ) – 25:08.4 (131st)
Freshman Emily Sterling (Boyne City, Mich.) – 25:17.7 (146th)
Freshman Morgan Lyon (Traverse City, Mich.) – 25:26.7 (159th)
Sophomore Aubrey Friedrich (Lockport, Ill.) – 26:13.9 (211th)
Sophomore Chrysanthe Patselas (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – 26:31.9 (230th)
Redshirt freshman Katie Cleven (Harbor Springs, Mich.) - 26:31.9 (239th)
| TEAM RESULTS
The Wildcats seventh-place finish placed them second among Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams. Five of the teams who finished ahead of NMU are also currently ranked higher in the national rankings.
| UP NEXT
NMU will now enjoy time away from competition as they prepare for the Conference Crossover that takes place October 12 in Romeoville, Illinois and hosted by Lewis University.