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SMC Cross Country: Belles host MIAA Jamboree

By Brian Hartnett | Friday, September 21, 2012

Saint Mary’s will have the rare opportunity to compete on its home soil this weekend when it hosts the MIAA Jamboree on Friday afternoon.

The Belles travelled across Route 933 last Friday to compete in the National Catholic Championships at Notre Dame Golf Course, where they earned a 15th place finish in the race’s DII standings and a 28th place finish overall. Junior Jessica Biek had the top performance for the Belles, as she finished 29th overall in the DII division. Senior Elizabeth Majewski finished second for Saint Mary’s, as she scored 71st overall in the division.

Saint Mary’s coach Jackie Bauters said the Friday race required the team to make new preparations in its schedule.

“I think one of the things the team took away from running at the National Catholic Invite last Friday was how it needs to prepare for a Friday race,” Bauters said. “They are so used to running on Saturdays that the routine is very different.”

Bauters also said she was impressed with Majewski, who