Women's cross country continues winning tradition

Eastern Michigan University’s women’s cross country team continued its winning trend by racking up its fifth consecutive victory over Mid-American Conference foe Western Michigan University at the
George Dales Invitational on Friday. The meet took place on a 6K course at Pine View Golf Club in Three Rivers, Mich. The Eagles scored 22 points to beat the Broncos’ 37 points.

Senior Victoria Voronko led the green and white and took the top spot overall in the meet with 20:56. Voronko won by a margin of nearly 30 seconds to take first ahead of WMU’s Maria McDaniel. The Eagles took seven of the top-10 spots with freshman Jordann McDermitt in third with 21:29 and junior Sofie Gallein in fourth with 21:59. The next of the green and white harriers came in for sixth and eighth place finishes. Senior Taylor Knoll finished with a time of 22:23 and junior Amy Frauhammer with 22:47.

The Eagle team landed two more harriers in the top-10. Sophomore Anna Aldrich finished directly behind Frauhammer with 22:50 for ninth place. Freshman Lauren Pottschmidt crossed the line with 22:59 for 10th.

“I thought we showed a lot of improvement over our first meet,” EMU coach Sue Parks told emueagles.com. “We are working on getting completely healthy, and that could make a big difference for us later on. I’m happy with the progress that we have made over the last two weeks.”

The squad will head to the East Coast in two weeks for the Battle in Beantown in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The meet, hosted by Boston College, is slated for a 3 p.m. start on Friday, Sept. 26.

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