Mich.) The Cornerstone Women's Cross Country team opened the 2009 season at the
Vanderbilt Invitational, hosted by Hope College.
Ripley led the Golden Eagles, running ten seconds faster than her winning time
from 2008 and tying her collegiate best, 19:14. With Grand Valley State adding
depth and quality to the field, Andi's time was good for tenth place. Senior, Nicki Erler led the next group of CU
runners talking 20th in 20:18, just ahead of Janelle Lindman (22nd
/ 20:22) and Melissa Sawicki (23rd / 20:25). Senior, Janey Sluka guided freshmen Audry
Yonge and Julia Contreras around the course, with Yonge pulling away in the
last mile to finish 29th in 20:51. Sluka was 29th in
21:14 with Contreras seven seconds behind (30th / 21:21).
was one point away from a shutout, winning with 16 points. Cornerstone took
fourth with 101 points behind Hope with 58 and Ferris State at 79.