Cross Country Teams Close Season with Regional Competition
ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Green Bay men's and women's cross country teams wrapped up the season competing in the Great Lakes Regional hosted by Oakland University at Katke-Cousins Golf Course in Rochester, Mich.
Sophomore Areanna Lakowske (Sparta, Wis.) led the way for the Phoenix finishing in 24:34, averaging 6:35/mile. Teammates Annie Bley (Sevastopol, Wis.) and senior Danielle Pozolinski (Kimberly, Wis.) finished in 25:23 and 25:25 respectively.
Freshman Kristi Petasek (New Franken, Wis.) ran her first regional race in a time of 26:01, averaging just under seven minutes per mile. Meanwhile teammates Leah Farley (Algoma, Wis.) and Stacey Sell (Menasha, Wis.) crossed the line in 26:15 while Sophomore Annie Dehmlow (Forest Lake, Minn.) finished the 6K course in 27:10.
Michigan State and Michigan finished first and second respectively in their home state to advance to the national competition while Green Bay was 33rd.
On the men's side Josh Clark (Gillett, Wis.) paced the Phoenix with a time of 34:16 running an average mile pace of 5:30. Sophomore Stephen Wagner (Seymour, Wis.) finished the 10K course in 35:09 with an average pace of 5:39.
Paul Malcore (Luxemburg-Casco, Wis.) and Erik Blomsness (Winona, Minn.) crossed the line 35:50 and 35:52 respectively while senior Brad Endres (Plymouth, Wis.) finished his collegiate career with a time of 36:02 to round out the scoring for the Phoenix.
Wisconsin scored 32 team points and Indiana scored 76, earning a trip to the national competition while Green Bay finished in 30th place.