West Salem, Wis. – Going up against a 30-team field that featured 471 runners, the Gustavus Adolphus women’s cross country team finished 13th overall with a score of 415 at the 2013 Tori Neubauer Invitational held at the Maple Grove Golf Course on Saturday morning.
The Gusties were led by the efforts of Caitlin Fermoyle (Jr., Mendota Heights, Minn.) and Rebecca Hare (Jr., Albany, Minn.). Fermoyle turned in her best 6k time of the season, taking 25th after crossing the finish line in 25:51.9. Hare came across the line in 23:37.4 to finish 68th.
Winning the race was Wartburg College with a score of 81. The University of Minnesota placed runner-up with a 90, and host UW-La Crosse came in third with a 100.
The top individual runner on Saturday morning was Tricia Serres of Luther College who completed the course in 21:19.3. Wartburg’s Sammi Bruett placed second with a time of 21:32.6, and St. Olaf’s Noelle Olson finished third in 21:36.0.
Today’s meet served as Gustavus’s final competition before the MIAC Championships coming up in two weeks. The 2013 MIAC Championships will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul.