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By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - Green Bay women's cross country runner Sarah Mauel (Green Bay, Wis.) has earned female Horizon League Runner of the Week Honors handed out by the League office Monday. It is the first honor for Mauel in her young collegiate career and the second consecutive season a cross country runner has received the award.

Mauel led the Phoenix to an impressive third place team finish at the Midwest Collegiate Open Sept. 8 at UW-Parkside. The freshman finished the second race of her collegiate career with a time of 18:24.7, finishing third place overall to pace the Phoenix.

As a team, Green Bay scored 78 points while host UW-Parkside was second with 77 points with Northern Michigan topping the field with 47 points. Also competing in the meet was in-state and Horizon League rival UW-Milwaukee who ran to a sixth place team finish with the Panthers top finisher crossing the line in 16th place.

Mauel earned the honor after her older sister Lauren picked up the award last season, one year ago this week (Sept. 12).

For the second consecutive week both the men's and women's cross country teams will stay in-state for competition as the Phoenix travels to Mequon for the Falcon Invite Saturday, Sept. 15. The men's 8K race will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the women's 6K race at 12 p.m.


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