Anich Earns All-League Status At Conference Championships
Nov. 2, 2013
Boardman, Ohio - Freshman Ally Anich earned All-League Second-Team honors to lead the way for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team at the Horizon League Championships on a muddy Boardman High School Cross Country Course Saturday.
The Panthers finished with 138 points for fifth place overall, one spot higher than they finished last season and just 10 points behind Detroit for fourth. Youngstown State won the meet with 36 points.
"I'm really proud of the team's effort today," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Coming in, this isn't quite where we thought we would be, but I'm certainly not displeased with the effort. Having such a young team takes time to get experience at this level and to learn what it takes to win a championship or be in contention for it. We had a couple of all-conference finishers and both teams competed well. I think we just need experience.
"It's a process and I'm a patient person. I know that it just takes time. The teams had higher hopes and you want to go with that, but they'll be there in the future and I know they have the desire and work ethic to make it happen."
Anich had an impressive showing at her first league meet, taking eighth overall with a time of 18:55.07 to be named All-League Second Team and just missing both first-team honors and Freshman of the Year honors.
Also running on the day for Milwaukee were freshman Austin Anderson (20:16.57, 47th), junior Claira Himmel (20:41.56, 55th), freshman Hannah Jost (20:56.17, 58th), sophomore Brooke Jameson (21:10.29, 66th), freshman Megan Tarlton (21:43.47, 77th), freshman Miranda Tarlton (22:49.95, 88th), senior Katy Koch (23:05.62, 89th) and freshman Tess Nelson (23:11.76, 90th).
Milwaukee returns to action in two weeks at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships Nov. 15 in Madison, Wis.