SMC Cross Country
SMC starts season at Wabash
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Saint Mary’s kicks off its 2014 cross country season this weekend at the Wabash Hokum Karem.
The Belles finished third overall in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) last year, tied for their highest finish in team history and return several veterans to the squad. Sophomore Brittany Beeler finished as the second-highest-placing Belles runner in every race last season and will step up to become the team’s leader with the graduation of top runner Jessica Biek.
Seniors Samee Chittenden and Erin Knauf as well as juniors Allie Danhof and Katelyn Dunn bring even more experience to the team.
The Wabash Hokum Karem race is entering its 52nd year and the Belles have been making the trip to Crawfordsville, Ind., for the past four seasons. The squad finished fourth last year, one spot shy of its highest finish ever.
The Belles start their fall campaign at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wabash Hokum Karem in Crawfordsville, Ind.