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SMC Cross Country: Saint Mary’s readies for pre-regional meet

By Cory Bernard | Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Belles return to MIAA competition Saturday as they travel to Oberlin, Ohio for a pre-regional meet at Oberlin College. Last weekend, Saint Mary’s hosted several of the program’s alumnae for the annual Alumnae 5K, but the trip to Oberlin should see a return to more serious competition for the Belles.

The pre-regional is one of three events that will count toward the team’s overall MIAA standings, along with the MIAA Jamboree in which the Belles finished seventh, and the upcoming MIAA Championships.

Top runner and senior captain Joanne Almond will lead Saint Mary’s against the rest of the conference, with backup from senior Joanne Almond. The Belles will also look to up-and-coming sophomore Collette Curtis, who placed third for Saint Mary’s at the Sean Earl Invitational on Oct. 1.

The women’s division race will begin Saturday at 11 a.m.

Contact Cory Bernard at cbernard@nd.edu