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Bilitz, Mauel lead the way for Green Bay
Courtesy: Comm Squad

Cross Country Competes at League Championships

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: October 31, 2015
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DAYTON, Ohio. ( – Two familiar faces led the way for Green Bay cross country at the 2015 Horizon League Championships on Saturday. The men’s team raced its way to a seventh-place finish, while the women’s squad claimed an eight-place finish at the league championship hosted by Wright State.

The meet was held at the Elvin R. King cross country course and had the men covering an 8K course, the women traveling a 6K route.

Sophomore Mitchell Bilitz (Fond du Lac, Wis.), paced the men’s team, as has been the case in every meet this season for Green Bay. Bilitz finished in 18th place in the 8k run, four spots shy of landing on the All-League team, with a time of 25:40.96.

Senior Sarah Mauel (Green Bay, Wis.) led the women’s squad in the 6k run for the first time this season, placing 19th with a time of 23:02.33. Sophomore Kimberly Hurst (Greenfield, Wis.) was right behind Mauel, finishing in 22nd and just more than a second behind the senior.

The Phoenix men’s team finished seventh out of the nine-team field, with the women’s squad placing eighth of ten teams.

The league title was claimed by Oakland on both sides, with their women’s squad scoring 32 points for a convincing 61-point victory over second-place UIC, and the men’s squad scoring 45 points, edging out Youngstown State (46 points) by one point for the league championship.

Green Bay will next take part in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, hosted by Wisconsin, on Friday Nov. 13. The Phoenix will be looking to qualify for NCAA Nationals on Nov. 21 in Louisville, Ky.

Men’s Team Results:
1)       Oakland                 45
2)       YSU                         46
3)       UIC                          87
4)       Milwaukee            96
5)       Detroit                   123
6)       NKU                        124
7)       Green Bay             221
8)       Valparaiso              226
9)       Wright State          258

Women’s Team Results:
1)       Oakland                 32
2)       UIC                          93
3)       Wright State          98
4)       Milwaukee            102
5)       Detroit                   135
6)       YSU                         145
7)       NKU                        171
8)       Green Bay             202
9)       Valparaiso              224
10)   Cleveland State    239


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