2015 Women's Cross Country
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Women's Cross Country - Mon, Oct. 25, 2010
GRAND RAPIDS (10/23) After an overnight shower and some intermittent drizzle the sun came out just before the start for the NAIA Great Lakes Invitational. Twenty-five teams from six states spanned the starting line at Riverside Park.

The opening mile was fast as the field of 271 women raced to position themselves. Jill Louisignau paced the Golden Eagles, splitting 5:47 ahead of Audry Yonge (5:57) and Mindy Lewis (5:59).

"Even though this is a flat course, the second mile is usually the slowest. Our focus was today was to get to the two mile mark on pace," said coach Rod Wortley

The CU women executed their plan perfectly then took advantage of the large crowd of noisy spectators lining most of the final mile of the course.

Louisingau ran the second fastest time for a freshman in program history taking 30th in 19:07, a personal best by 43 seconds. Mindy Lewis took 22 seconds off her previous best running 19:25 for 43rd place. Senior Janelle Brown lowered her PR to 19:49 in 58th followed by Brianna Hansen's third PR in three meets , taking 68th in 19:59. Audry Yonge collapsed in the final meters, but regained her feet and made it across the finish line in 20:00, one place behind Hansen. After 45 minutes of attention in the trainer's ten, Yonge was hospitalized briefly and released no worse for the wear. Julia Contreras (20:05 / 76th) and Jamie Caminiti (20:14 / 83rd) also ran PR's.

Olivet Nazarene won the meet with 71 points, ahead of Aquinas with 100 and Shawnee State's 158. Cornerstone was ninth with 268. Their team time of 1:38:21 is the fifth best in school history.

Cornerstone races next on November 6, again at Riverside Park as they host the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championships.


  • Nov. 21 - (RV)Women's Cross Country @ 2015 NAIA National Championships (McAlpine Creek Park) - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Nov. 7 - Women's Cross Country @ 2015 WHAC Championships (Hosted by Aquinas - Riverside Park) - 2nd of 10 - recap - results
  • Oct. 24 - Women's Cross Country @ NAIA Great Lakes Challenge (Hosted by Aquinas College - Gracewil CC) - 7th of 26 - recap - results
  • Oct. 9 - (25)Women's Cross Country @ Royals Cross Country Classic (Hosted by Queens University - McAlpine Creek Park) - 9th of 23 - recap - results
  • Oct. 9 - (25)Women's Cross Country @ Lansing Invitational (Hosted by Lansing CC - Grand Woods Park) - No Team Score
  • Sep. 25 - (RV)Women's Cross Country @ Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Hosted by Augustana College - Saukie Golf Course) - 7th of 50 - recap - results
  • Sep. 12 - (RV)Women's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational (Hosted by Calvin College - Gainey Athletic Complex) - 11th of 25 - recap - results
  • Sep. 5 - (RV)Women's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational (Hosted by Hope College) - 2nd of 4 - recap - results