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Women's Cross Country - Fri, Oct. 22, 2010

Chippewa Falls, Wis. - Juniors Bea Foley (Greenville, Wis.) and Kriston Siemianowski (Sparta, Wis.) finished in first and second places overall at Friday's Lake Wissota Invitational to lead the V-Hawk's to a second place finish out of six teams. Foley and Siemianowski finished the 5-kilometer course in 18:04 and 18:39. Both times broke the previous Viterbo 5-k cross country record of 19:02, run by Foley in 2009 at Notre Dame.

In 10th place overall in the 94 runner field, Rosemary Loken (So. - La Crosse, Wis.) finished in 19:33. She was followed by freshman Sandy Gebhart (New Holstein, Wis.) in 20th place in 19:46 and junior Emma McCarthy (Eleva, Wis.) in 32nd place in 20:18.

As a team, Viterbo scored 59 points, behind UW-Eau Claire's 31 points, but ahead of Minnesota-Duluth's 75 points. Friday's meet was the V-Hawk's first 5-kilometer race of the season after competing in one 4-k and four 6-k races. Career personal best times were run by Foley, Siemianowski, Loken, Emma McCarthy, Cindy Leuck (Jr. Cashton, Wis.) (35th -20:21), Dani Stark (So. - Prairie du Chien, Wis.) (49th - 20:48), Jackie Lutes (Sr. - Benton, Wis.) (88th - 23:59), and Kelsey Lange (So. - Gleason, Wis.) (93rd - 27:15).

Friday's race was the V-Hawk's final tune-up before their NAIA Championships qualifying meet, the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championship.

"It was a great day for a race, and our team impressed me," said head coach John Metelko. "The conditions were perfect for a fast competitive race. The women all gave strong efforts. If we put up a race like this, we're going to surprise some people."

The V-Hawks will return to the trails Saturday, November 6th when they compete in the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships hosted by Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa.

Team Results: 1. UW-Eau Claire (31 points), 2. Viterbo University (59 points), 3. Minnesota-Duluth (75 points), 4. UW-La Crosse (92 points), 5. UW-Stout (132 points), 6. UW-River Falls (191 points)

Individual Results (94 finishers)

1. Bea Foley 18:04

2. Kriston Siemianowski 18:39

10. Rosemary Loken 19:33

20. Sandy Gebhart 19:46

32. Emma McCarthy 20:18

35. Cindy Leuck 20:21

49. Danielle Stark 20:48

55. Amanda Schield 21:09

58. Lindsy Cook 21:12

69. Amanda McCarthy 21:32

76. Mollie Brady 22:21

87. Jena Sunderlage 23:44

88. Jackie Lutes 23:59

89. Erica Wilczek 24:14

90. Nicole Stanek 24:55

93. Kelsey Lange 27;15

94. Lauren Ann Rehrauer 29:34

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