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After one of the most productive seasons in program history, the 2012 Cornerstone Women's Cross Country team is poised for an even better year. In 2011 the women matched their best finish in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (2nd) and ran four of the seven fastest team times since the program started in 1990.
Leading the way is a trio of accomplished runners. Junior, Jill Louisignau has been team MVP the past two years and has XC PR's of 18:36 for 5k and 23:18 for 6k. Sophomore, Julie Oosterhouse earned 1st team All-Conference honors as a freshman and was the top WHAC finisher at the NAIA National Championships. In addition to her 5k season best of 18:48, Oosterhouse earned All-America honors three times during the Indoor and Outdoor T&F seasons in the 800m and distance medley relay. Senior, Julia Contreras improved her 5k from 19:45 in Cross Country to 18:24 on the track and anchored the distance medley relay to a fourth place All-American at the NAIA Indoor T&F Championships.
Also returning from last year's top seven are CallyAnne Wyma and Mindy Lewis. Both have run under 19:00 for the 5k distance. Joining them is freshman, Audrey Tremaine, who earned MHSAA Division 3 All-State honors four times while at Leslie High School and has a 5k PR of 18:47.
The Golden Eagles look to battle cross town rivals, Aquinas, for the Conference team title and earn a spot at the NAIA National Championship meet in Vancouver, WA on November 17.