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Scots face nationally ranked opponents

October 6, 2017

The Fighting Scots cross country team traveled to Waverly, Iowa for the 13 team Dan Huston Invitational that was hosted by Wartburg College.

The men’s 8k got out at a steady pace with Wartburg and Loras College both being nationally ranked teams which gave the Monmouth men good competition throughout the race. Crossing the finish line first, senior Cooper Pauley placed 18th and put up a time of 26:28. Running strong behind Pauley, junior Tate Heiple placed 45th with a time of 27:18 along with junior Tyler Bland (28:18) running hard behind him.

Freshman Griffin Morrill (29:11) and sophomore Mike Bersell (29:21) ran in a two-man pack and worked off of one another throughout the race. Junior Jay Gray (29:56), sophomore Tanner Heiple (30:04), junior Brandon Allsop, and sophomore Hunter Todd finished off a solid race for the Scots. In the men’s 8k, the Scots placed 7th overall in a competitive field of teams.

Like the men’s 8k, the women’s 6k also fielded many competitive teams. Leading off for the Scots, senior Joanna Podosek clocked in at 23:51 earning her a top 20 finish. Following behind Podosek, senior Stephanie Saey crossed the finish line with a place of 22nd and a time of 24:04.

Senior Kelci Foss (25:05) placed 44th and led junior Kate Saulcy (25:32), and junior Natalia Bobak (25:44) through to the finish line. Finishing off for the Scots, freshman Teagan McKenna (26:19), junior Jessica Salinas (29:16), senior Amy Wollenburg, and freshman Julia Sterr all ran hard to the finish. The Scots placed 5th overall in the women’s 6k.

Cross country has a bye this upcoming week but are continuing to up their training for the Bradley Pink Classic on October 13th and then the Midwestern Conference Championship meet hosted by Illinois College on October 28th.

Griffin Morrill
Contributing Writer

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