MEQUON, Wis. – Cross country teams aim at getting their best times as the season progresses and heads into championship season. The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Cross Country Team seems to be headed in the right direction as five ran season-best times at the Wisconsin Private College Championships Saturday.
CUW, who was missing several runners as the team tries to get healthy for upcoming events, placed fifth out of 15 teams Saturday. The meet was hosted by the Falcons.
Freshman Jennifer Goeman (Florence, Wis.) paced the team, completing the 6K course in 24:47.0 and finishing 16th in the 133-competitor field. She was followed closely by freshman Ashley Scheele (Kohler, Wis.) as she ran a 24:49.4. Senior Kelsey Wagner (Kenosha, Wis.) was next in line for CUW, running a season-best time of 25:09.1
The two final scoring runners for CUW Saturday also ran season-best times. Senior Maxine Blohowiak (Green Bay, Wis.) clocked in at 25:25.4, while freshman Lindsey Fratzke (Winona, Minn.) ran a PR time of 25:38.8. The sixth Falcons runner, sophomore Jolyn Achs (Gurnee, Ill.) also posted her best time of the season, finishing the course in 25:44.8.
Senior Caitlyn Stern (Mequon, Wis.) was the next CUW runner as she posted a 27:07.6 and was followed by junior Jessica Hennig (Springfield, Ill.) who ran a personal-best 27:20.7. Freshman Meagan Rummage (Turkey) was the final CUW Saturday as she completed the course in 28:01.8.
St. Norbert College earned the team title with 42 points, finishing 19 points ahead of runner-up Carthage College. Katie Kummerer of Carthage won the event for the second straight year, as she finished the race in 22:30.9.
The Falcons will return to action in two weeks at the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championships, hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran College.