Panther Women Finish Tenth At League Championships
Oct. 29, 2011
Cleveland, Ohio - Senior Kristi Schuette led the way and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team finished tenth at the Horizon League Championships at Squire Valleevue Farms in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday morning.
Milwaukee managed through the tough course conditions to finish with 209 points on the day.
Butler won the meet with 28 points.
"The freshman girls were working hard and getting experience and they have really good attitudes about taking care of the little things," UWM head coach Pete Corfeld said. "I know it will pay off in the future and right now we're taking a few lumps and learning some lessons but this will be a character-builder in the future. I'm looking forward to seeing the young kids, freshman and sophomores, learn from this experience and apply it in the future and I do believe they will do a lot better in the future because of what I see now.
"This was a tough one to take but that's the way it goes and I know they put what they had out on the course and did their best so I can't really ask for more."
Schuette led the way for Milwaukee, taking 27th overall with a time of 20:52.3.
Freshman Emily Schaal rounded out the top five, finishing the course with a time of 22:12.2.
Milwaukee returns to action in two weeks at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet Nov. 12 in Toledo, Ohio.