FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Cross Country team competed in the 29-team Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota, Saturday morning. The Falcons placed 25th in the 29-team Division III field.
Freshman Ashley Scheele (Kohler, Wis.) once again paced the Falcons as she crossed the finish line in 25:43.5. The next CUW runner to complete the 6K course was freshman Jennifer Goeman (Florence, Wis.) as she ran a 26:07.1 Senior Maxine Blohowiak (Green Bay, Wis.) was next in line with a 26:35.6 and was followed by senior Kelsey Wagner (Kenosha, Wis.) who came across in a time of 26:57.8.
Rounding out the scoring lineup for CUW was sophomore Jolyn Achs (Gurnee, Ill.) who completed the course in 27:11.7. Freshmen Lindsey Fratzke (Winona, Minn.) and Meagan Rummage (Turkey) were the next two Falcons with times of 27:31.5 and 27:39.9, respectively. Also running on Saturday for the Falcons was senior Sarah Volkert (Rockford, Ill.), junior Hannah Erl, sophomores Larissa Schlitz (DeForest, Wis.) and Jessica Rice (Canton, Mich.) and freshman Elizabeth Frick (Eagan, Minn.).
Wartburg College took the team title as they scored 63 points and had five runners finish inside the top-21. Chelsea Marie Johnson of St. Scholastica was the individual champion as she topped the 412-person field with a time of 22:03.63.
CUW will have next weekend off before competing in a meet hosted by UW-Platteville on October 12. That will be the last time the Falcons are in action before championship season begins, starting with the Wisconsin Private College Championships, hosted by CUW, on October 19.