Women’s Cross Country Takes Eighth At St. Olaf, Men 10th

Posted on September 16th, 2017 by


NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the St. Olaf Invitational Saturday morning with both squads finishing in the top-10. The women placed eighth of 23 teams, while the men took 10th out of 19.

Sadie Klug (Sr., Waseca, Minn.) paced the women’s squad, crossing the line 16th out of 321 competitors with a time of 23:29.1 in the 6k race. Olivia Rosenow (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.) was next for the Gusties, taking 40th in 24:12.2. Lotus Schifsky (Jr., Prescott, Wis.) placed 50th in 24:36.2, Sarah Anderson (So., Roseville, Minn.) took 52nd in 24:40.6, and Lydia Hayes (Sr., Decorah, Iowa) finished 54th in 24:43.0.

“Sadie Klug kept up with the top runners in the conference,” Head Coach Brenden Huber said. “Our pack was one of the strongest I’ve seen in a long time. The women competed well and it was a lot of fun to watch.”

On the men’s team, Jeremy Gilbertson (Fy., Maple Grove, Minn.) led the way taking 49th out of 278 with a time of 27:51.8 in the 8k race. The men kept a close pack as Andrew Stumbo (Fy., Boone, Iowa) took 51st in 27:56.1, Ben Madigan (Jr., Kohler, Wis.) followed at 52nd in 27:57.2, and Alex Wischnack (Jr., Norwood, Minn.) placed 57th in 28:00.0.

“Our pack looked great, we just waited too long to get into the race,” Huber said of the men’s race. “We learned a lot today and we know that we are going to be a much better team at the end of the season. Our freshmen handled the 8k really well. It was tough on the scoresheet but we know that we’ll have better days moving forward.”

Gustavus has two weeks off and then competes in Carleton’s Running of the Cows on Sept. 30.


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