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SMC Cross Country: Belles place 12th at Calvin Invite

Sam Davis | Monday, September 21, 2009

Saint Mary’s finished 12th this weekend at the Calvin Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Belles posted a team score of 331 for the meet, which featured some of the best Division III and NAIA teams from across the country.

Senior Megan McClowry posted the best time for Saint Mary’s at 19:35. The 5-kilometer time was also the best of McClowry’s career and placed her 47th overall.

In just her second collegiate race, freshman Julia Kenney also broke the 20-minute barrier with a time of 19:51.

Rounding out the top five for Saint Mary’s were Joanne Almond at 20:11, Clare McVey in 20:14, and Catie Salyer at 20:15.

No. 2 Calvin won the event with a team score of 28. The Belles will return to action at the MIAA Jamboree at Hope College next weekend.