Women's Cross Country Team Runs to Falcon Invite Title

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: September 15, 2012
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Head coach Mike Kline was all smiles after the women's cross country team ran to a first place finish at the Falcon Invite

MEQUON, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay women's cross country runner Sarah Mauel (Green Bay, Wis.) continued a solid start to her freshman campaign, leading the Phoenix to a Division I first place finish Saturday, Sept. 15 at the 20th annual Concordia Invite. Green Bay captured the women's Division I title scoring 16 points over in-state Horizon League rival UW-Milwaukee.

Mauel led the field of 210 runners with a time of 22:34.8, averaging a 6:04/mile pace. It was the second consecutive week Mauel ran to a dominant finish after capturing third place in last weekend's Midwest Collegiate Open.

Senior Areanna Lakowske (Sparta, Wis.) was fifth overall and second among Division I competitors, crossing the line with a time of 23:24. Nicole Will (Luxemburg, Wis.) also finished in the top ten, running to an eighth place overall finish and third among the Division I field with a time of 23:32.

Freshman Jennifer Jones (Appleton, Wis.) was 12th place overall with a time of 24:00.5 and fourth in the Division I field. Rounding out the top five runners for Green Bay on the women's side was sophomore Erica Johnson (Felch, Mich.) with a time of 24:16, crossing the line 17th overall and sixth among Division I competitors.

On the men's side, four runners finished in the top 10 among Division I competitors with junior Alexander Kimble (Green Bay, Wis.) leading the way with a fifth place finish in the Division I field and 34th place overall with a time of 27:48.2. Sophomore Andrew Sorenson (Onalaska, Wis.) was right behind Kimble, crossing the line in 37th place overall and sixth in the Division I field with a time of 27:53.

Senior William Lobner (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) ran to a Division I eighth place finish with a time of 28:48 while Jacob Nitzke (Fremont, Wis.) rounded out the top ten DI field with a time of 29:53. Senior Andrew Dockendorff (La Crescent, Minn.) completed the top five finishers for Green Bay with a time of 30:12 and and 11th place finish in the DI field.

As a team, Green Bay scored 40 points while UW-Milwaukee won the Division I competition with 17 points.

For the first time in three weeks, both teams will travel out of state for their next race as the Phoenix will compete in the Notre Dame Invitational Friday, Sept. 28 in South Bend, Ind.

Complete results of both the men's and women's competition can be found here.


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