Sat, Dec 08, 2012 - [Women's Outdoor Track & Field]

(Grandville, Mich.)  One year ago, CU Men's Cross Country Coach improvised an accurate half marathon course on just a few days' notice. The event in Nebraska he planned to take his athletes to was cancelled due to inclement weather.  This year, with more time, Van Holten put together an excellent course and attracted 30 entrants from five NAIA schools.

The forecasted snow fell overnight, but didn't stick to the road. The start / finish line had to be moved, since the precipitation collected in an ankle deep puddle on the original line.

Trisha Nelson of Bethel was the first woman finisher, clocking 1:28:01. Cornerstone senior, Julia Contreras cranked out a 6:33 last mile to finish in 1:29.13. CallyAnne Wyma raced with Contreras for 12 miles and came in at 1:29:42. The top three women were under the NAIA auto mark of 1:31:00.  Emily Dean of Indiana Wesleyan and Cornerstone's Leah Shepherd followed in 1:31:26 and 1:32:31 to better the provisional standard of 1:33:00.

PlaceName                                              School                                              Time                 
1Trisha NelsonBethel1:28:01
2Julia ContrerasCornerstone1:29:13
3CallyAnne WymaCornerstone1:29:42
4Emily DeanIndiana Wesleyan1:31:26
5Leah ShepherdCornerstone1:32:31
6Katherine ArchIndiana Wesleyan1:33:17
7Natasha GreenwoodIndiana Wesleyan1:34:36
8Erin LaplanderCornerstone1:37:50
9Briana SnyderCornerstone1:42:00
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