MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country team did something on Saturday thatno team has done before.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats ran away with the WomenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Maroon II, whichwas for Division II schools, at the Roy Griak Invitational which was held atthe University of Minnesota for the third consecutive year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU scored 70 teampoints as Concordia Nebraska was second with 81 points.
The event which was held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course sawthe ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats place two runners in the top 10 and four in the top 20.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ StephanieHowe led the way with a second place overall finish as she covered the coursein a time of 22:32, which was 12 seconds behind the winner.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Tami Kochen wasninth with a time of 22:55.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Jane Stieber was 15th (23:13) as she was followed by teammate Lindsay Williams in 20th place (23:31).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Victoria Koskenoja was the final ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cat to score team points as she was 24th (23:37).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Two other runners ran, but were not eligible for team points.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kelly Ahern was 26th(23:38) and Maria Stuber was 29th (23:42).
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will not compete again until the Border Wars onOct. 9 which will be held at Southern Illinois.