Women’s Cross Country Finishes 11th At MIAC Championships Posted on October 29th, 2016 by

Sadie Novak-Klug earned All-Conference Honorable Mention. (photo courtesy of Matt Higgins)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s cross country team finished 11th of 12 teams at the 2016 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships Saturday morning at Como Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn.

The University of St. Thomas scored 50 points to take the first place crown.

Sadie Novak-Klug (Jr., Waseca, Minn.) recorded the top-finish for the Gusties as she ran to a 19th place finish out of 248 competitors with a 6k time of 23:51.3. For her performance, Novak-Klug was honored with a MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention.

“Sadie ran a really tough race,” said Head Coach Dale Bahr. “She started out a little conservative, and then the middle part of the race she really started moving up.

As a team the Black and Gold scored 259 points with a total team time of 2:05:12, good for an average time of 25:03.

Steph Welke (Matt Higgins)

Steph Welke (Matt Higgins)

Co-captain Steph Welke (Sr., Tomahawk, Wis.) finished next for the Gusties with a time of 25:04.7, finishing in 69th.

Gustavus Top-Seven:

19. Novak-Klug (23:51.3)

69. Welke (25:04.7)

81. Lotus Schifsky (So., Prescott, Wis.) (25:22.7)

84. Gabriela Passmore (Fy., Mapleton, Minn.) (25:25.7)

86. Sarah Anderson (Fy., Roseville, Minn.) (25:27.1)

87. Emily Sands (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) (25:27.6)

109. Olivia Rosenow (Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) (25:46.7)

“We raced okay, but I think there is a whole lot more that this team can do,” Bahr said. “In two weeks hopefully we will build up confidence in our training to get ready for regionals.”

The Gusties next head to the Saint John’s Fall Finale next Friday before preparing for the NCAA Regionals, November 12.


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