Rapids, Mich.) On a beautiful day to run
fast at the Gainey Athletic Complex, Cornerstone's women did exactly that,
chopping 1:28 of the school record for the fastest team time in a 5k Cross
Country race. The Knight Invitational
grew to 22 teams adding more quality to the competition.
Louisignau led the charge, spending most of the race in the top 20. Freshman,
Audrey Tremaine and senior, Julia Contreras worked together early on as did
Julie Oosterhouse and CallyAnne Wyma, until Wyma's right shoe was stripped off
near the 2 kilometer mark. She continued without it.
finished 21st in 18:38 with Oosterhouse using her All-American 800
meter kick to catch Audrey just before the finish. Both were clocked in 18:52,
placing 23rd and 24th. Tramaine's time makes her the
third fastest freshman in CU history behind Erin Clason and Oosterhouse. Contreras lowered her PR by :39, finishing 37th
the line in 19:41 in 59th place. With the timing chip still attached
to her lost shoe, officials used the back-up finish cameras to position her
properly in the results.
Tremaine (20:20 / 94th) and Leah Shepherd (20:25 / 98th)
ran well in the 6-7 spots while Kala Ovokaitys (20:49 / 153rd) and
Erin Laplander (20:53 / 151) each achieved new best times.
The total of
the Golden Eagles' top five finisher's times came to 95:11. The old school
record of 96:39 was run twice, once on the same course in 2009 and also in 2000
in Concord, MI.
get a lot of PR's at this meet," said coach Rod Wortley. "To break the team
time record by so much with just 1 PR in the top five shows we are running very
well as a group. These women trained hard over the summer and this is what
happens when you do that."
College won the meet with 34 points, ahead of Grand Valley State with 64, Case
Western's 121 and Aquinas' 131. Ohio Northern completed the top five with 145
and CU was sixth with 161. Currently ranked 20th in the NAIA,
Cornerstone defeated 14th ranked Spring Arbor and 17th
ranked Indiana Wesleyan who finished 13th and 11th