Panthers Post Personal Records At Louisville
Sept. 29, 2012
Louisville, Ky. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team posted five personal-best times and put together another strong team effort Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic.
Junior Sammy Woller again led the way for UWM, who finished with a team score of 807 points, just in front of conference-rival Detroit, who had 837 points. West Virginia won the race with 41 points.
"It was a big meet and the teams responded well to it," head coach Pete Corfeld said. "A few of the girls have been battling illness this past week, so we were not completely 100 percent, but I thought they handled things well. This is a new race for us and one that has a huge number of teams. Running with that many people can be a little intimidating when you first get out there, but I thought the women did well and we'll use this to keep building toward the conference championships."
Woller finished with a season-best time of 19:07.34 to take first for Milwaukee and 79th overall on the 5,000-meter course.
Annette Lemanski, Ana Wanniarachchi and Carissa Schneiter ran in a pack and were the next group of Panthers to cross the line. Lemanski finished at 19:53.53 to take 176th. Wanniarachchi (19:57.82) and Schneiter (20:04.53) were both right behind, finishing with personal-record times.
Sophomore Emily Schaal closed out the scoring for UWM, crossing the line with a personal record of 20:29.58.
Katy Koch also recorded a new personal record, coming in at 20:42.53.
Claira Himmel (20:58.05), Paula Kuiper (21:11.34), Dana Clausen (21:41.53) and Adrianna Gutierrez (22:16.13) also all ran well for UWM on the national course.
Milwaukee has a week over before heading to the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. Oct. 12.