'Cats Run Away With Mtu Invitational
HOUGHTON, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country team ran their first race of the 2004campaign on Friday afternoon at the MTU Invitational.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had nine of the top10 placers in the race and the top seven overall.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats won the eventwith 15 points as MTU was second with 50 points.
Tami Kochen crossed the finish line first with a time of19:50.00 as teammate Stephanie Howe was 12 seconds behind the winner with atime of 20:02.00.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jane Stieber was third with a clocking of 20:07.00 the nextÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to cover the course was Maria Stuber in fourth place (20:21.50).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ KaraFarquhar was fifth in the race as she ran the course in a time of 20:22.00,sixth was Brooke Rediger (20:22.50) and seventh was Laura DeWitt (20:33.00).
The final two ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in the top 10 were Victoria Koskenoja inninth place (20:38.00) and Lindsay Williams in 10th (20:40.00).
NMU will run next at the Lester Park Invitational in Duluth, Minn. next Saturday (Sept. 11).