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SMC Cross Country: Belles to take on entire MIAA

Observer Staff Report | Friday, September 24, 2010

Saint Mary’s will head to Olivet Saturday to race in this season’s MIAA Jamboree. All MIAA teams will be competing in the race, which will play a significant role in determining the conference champion later this season.

The MIAA Jamboree race determines one-third of the points of who the conference champion will be, with the other two-thirds being decided at the MIAA championships at Calvin College on Oct. 30.

The Belles recently took eighth at Calvin’s Knight Invitational among 14 highly competitive teams, including No. 14 Ohio Northern and No. 21 Aquinas. While Saint Mary’s finish of 208 points was behind No. 15 Calvin, the Belles did come out ahead of Adrian and Alma.

Saint Mary’s posted impressive individual times from junior Joanne Almond, sophomores Julia Kenney and Emma Baker and seniors Sam Wassel and Catie Salyer.

The MIAA Jamboree will take off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Olivet.