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SMC Cross Country: Belles Finish 18th in Oberlin

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In a field of 30 schools, Saint Mary’s tied for 18th place with Penn State-Behrend as each team earned 516 points during the six-kilometer race at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble in Oberlin, Ohio on Oct. 15.

No. 23 Oberlin won the event on its home course, finishing with a team score of 60. Case Western finished a distant second with 147 total points. DePauw rounded out the top three, earning 191 team points.

Fellow MIAA members Albion and Alma finished seventh and twelfth, respectively.

Senior captain Joanne Almond led the Belles and finished 72nd individually. Almond garnered 70 points for her time of 24:09. Junior Julia Kenney crossed soon after, clocking a 24:29.3, which earned her 86th place individually. Junior Angela Nebesny recorded her highest career finish, clocking a 24:47.6 and became the third Saint Mary’s runner to score.

The Belles will face Alma on Saturday in Alma, Mich. for the MIAA Championship meet. The race will begin at 11 a.m