Woller Leads Milwaukee At Midwest Open
Kenosha, Wis. - Sammy Woller led the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team for the second-straight week and the Panthers finished sixth out of 17 teams at the Midwest Collegiate Open Saturday afternoon.
UWM finished with 156 points on the day for sixth overall. Northern Michigan won the meet with 47 points.
"The women ran well today," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "I'm seeing some really good things from a lot of individuals. Everyone is coming together and I'm confident they will continue to improve."
Woller finished first for Milwaukee and 16th overall on the 5000-meter course with a time of 19:34.2, less than 20 seconds from a top-10 finish.
"Dana had another awesome meet today - probably the best cross country meet of her college career," Corfeld said. "Ana (Wanniarachchi) also had another solid meet and she is going to be a very strong newcomer for us who will help the team out."
Wanniarachchi was the fourth Panther to cross the line, coming in 32nd overall at 20:08.2 in just her second collegiate meet. Emily Schaal battled through injury to close out the scoring for UWM, coming in 55th with a time of 20:48.5.
The Panthers have their third meet in as many weeks next Saturday, heading to the Falcon Invitational hosted by Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.