Schuette Leads Panthers At Falcon Invitational
Sept. 17, 2011
Mequon, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team took three of the top ten spots and finished with the best overall score at the Falcon Invitational in Mequon Saturday afternoon.
Kristi Schuette led the way for Milwaukee, finishing with a time of 23:24.3. The senior's time was good enough for third place overall, the second-straight year she's finished third at that event.
The Panthers did not officially factor in the invitational scoring but did beat Green Bay, the only other Division I team in attendance, 50-52.
"The women ran really well today," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "We had a little issue with injury as Julia (Bernstein) wasn't able to finish the race. That put a little bit of a damper on things but everyone else ran very well. We for sure made progress for everyone that finished."
Freshman Annette Lemanski continued to improve, taking sixth overall with a time of 24 minutes flat.
Freshman Claira Himmel closed out the scoring for UWM, taking 19th overall with a closing time of 25:03.1.
Emily Schaal, Dana Clausen, Shannon Brown, Katy Koch and Adrianna Gutierrez also competed for Milwaukee. Schaal (25:37.7) took 25th and Clausen (25:42.1) 29th in just their third races of their collegiate career.
Brown (26:04.2) and Koch (26:07.4) finished just three seconds apart, while Gutierrez wrapped up the day for the Panthers, finishing with a time of 26:27.3.
Milwaukee has the next week off before heading to South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 30 for the Notre Dame Invitational.