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Mitchell Bilitz claimed a top-25 finish in the menís gold race at Notre Dame.
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Bilitz, Hurst Lead Green Bay at Notre Dame Invitational

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: October 02, 2015
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By: Stephen Wagner

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay cross country teams were in South Bend, Ind., this afternoon for the Joe Piane Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational at Burke Golf Course. Sophomores Mitchell Bilitz and Kimberly Hurst led the Phoenix on the men’s and women’s sides for the fourth-straight meet of the season, with Bilitz claiming a top-25 finish in the men’s gold race.

Bilitz paced Green Bay on the men’s side, claiming an individual 22nd-place finish after covering the 5-mile course in 25:16, four seconds off his lifetime-best mark of 25:12 set at DuPage only a week ago. Bilitz was the third runner from the Horizon League conference to cross the line in the 18-team race. Junior Eric Bilitz joined his cousin in the meet’s top-100 finishers, crossing the line in 99th place with a time of 26:29.

On the women’s side, Hurst turned in yet another strong performance for the young season, finishing the 5k course in 62nd overall with a time of 18:45. Hurst was joined by senior Sarah Mauel in the top-100 finishers for the women’s gold race, as Mauel claimed 84th overall with 19:02.

Clemson took home the team title on the men’s side with 53 points, while Butler tallied a total of 108 points and edged Indiana State by six on the women’s side.

The Green Bay cross country teams will have two weeks off before taking the course for its final competition ahead of the Horizon League Championships, when the team heads to Peoria, Ill., to compete in the Bradley Invitational.

Men’s Gold Team Results
1)      Clemson
2)      North Central College
3)      Eastern Illinois
4)      UNI
5)      St. Louis
6)      UW-Oshkosh
7)      UW-Milwaukee
8)      UIC
9)      NKU
10)   Calvin
11)   UW-Stevens Point
12)   Idaho State
13)   Vanderbilt
14)   Murray State
15)   Butler
16)   UNC-Greensboro
17)  Green Bay
18)   Valparaiso

Women’s Gold Team Results
1)      Butler
2)      Indiana State
3)      St. Louis
4)      IUPUI
5)      Western Michigan
6)      Notre Dame (B)
7)      UNI
8)      Eastern Illinois
9)      UNC-Greensboro
10)   North Central
11)   UW-Milwaukee
12)   UW-Oshkosh
13)   Calvin
14)   UIC
15)   Murray State
16)   NKU
17)   Green Bay
18)   UW-Stevens Point
19)   Valparaiso

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