Westby, Pietrick lead Oles to fourth place finish at Brooks Invite
October 15, 2011
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Maren Westby and Sophie Pietrick led the Oles to a fourth place finish at the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invite, site of the 2011 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
St. Olaf's score of 190 was just two points behind No. 7 Calvin College. Washington University (No. 3) won the meet with 61 points and MIT (No. 5) finished second with 123 points. Carleton College finished tenth and Bethel University finished 25th.
The Oles' Westby finished 21st in 22:42. Pietrick was close behind, finishing 23rd in 22:43. Rachel Dean was 30th (22:50), Christine Muller was 38th (22:56), and Hannah Dennis was 78th (23:25). Becca Bevans and Lauren Carlson rounded out the Ole top seven, finishing 85th and 108th, respectively.
The Oles are set to defend their Conference title at the MIAC Championships on Oct. 29 at Como Park in St. Paul.