This Week in Women's Cross Country

2011 Schedule
Sept. 6 Badger Opener
2nd, 57 pts.
Sept. 14 at Sycamore Invitational 1st, 15 pts.
Sept. 14 at Warhawk Invitational 1st, 28 pts.
Sept. 27

at Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown

5th, 111 pts.

Oct. 19 Wisconsin adidas Invitational

17th, 502 pts.

Oct. 25 at UW-Oshkosh Open

1st, 15 pts.

Nov. 3 at Big Ten Championship

T-6th, 158 pts.

Nov. 15 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 1:00 p.m. CT
Nov. 23 at NCAA Championship 1:00 p.m. CT
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2011 Roster
Gabrielle Anzalone Junior
Caroline Bauer Junior
Liga Blyholder RS Junior
Aubrey Carr Freshman
Erin Cawley Senior
Kassidy Clark Sophomore
Sarah Disanza Freshman
Ashley Eckhoff Freshman
Kiah Ehrke Senior
Jill Englebert Freshman
Anne Gregory RS Sophomore
Molly Hanson Freshman
Sarah Heinemann Sophomore
Kelsey Hjorth Freshman
Lauren Holtz Sophomore
Lavinia Jurkiewicz Senior
Michele Lee Sophomore
Clare McDonald Sophomore
Jenna McMiller Junior
Rachel McNally Senior
Colleen McNulty Junior
Elaina Meurer Freshman
Grace Meurer Sophomore
Ariel Michalek Sophomore
Lee Milne Freshman
Emma-Lisa Murphy Sophomore
Victoria Paulson Junior
Abby Phillips Sophomore
Emma Reifel Freshman
Colette Richter Freshman
Theresa Selestow Senior
Jamie Shannon Freshman
Erica Spiegelberg Senior
Dana Steffen Junior
Megan Stenz Junior
Rebecca Stoebe Senior
Madeline Timm Sophomore
Lizzie Wendt Junior
Kelly Whitley Sophomore
Kristen Yarows Junior
Taylor Zimprich Sophomore
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Comfort

November 11-November 15
After a one-week hiatus, the Wisconsin women's cross country team will dive back into postseason action at the Zimmer Championship Course on Friday, Nov. 15, for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. The Badgers were just one point away from finishing in the top 5 at the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., on Nov. 3, and will hope to use their home turf to their advantage Friday.

 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Date        
 Friday, Nov. 15  |  1:15 p.m. (CT)
Location  Zimmer Championship Course
Meet Info  NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Admission  Free, Parking is available at Blackhawk Church in  Middleton,  Wis. (shuttles  available)
Meet Schedule  Men (10K): Noon (CT) 
 Women (6K): 1:45 p.m. (CT)
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BADGERS JUST MISS OUT ON TOP-5 FINISH AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
• The Badgers scored 158 team points, just one point short of Ohio State's total of 157, and tied for sixth place with Indiana at the 2013 Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

• All Badger scorers finished in the top 43 while the top 3 all finished in under 22 minutes.

• Sophomore Emma-Lisa Murphy led all UW runners by finishing 17th overall with a time of 21:28.

• Freshman Sarah Disanza was the second UW runner to finish, crossing the finish line in 21:51. Her time was good for 33rd overall.

• The Badgers 1-2 duo of Murphy and Disanza have each finished in the top two for UW in each of their races this season.

• Molly Hanson (34th, 21:51), Gabi Anzalone (41st, 22:04) and Lavinia Jurkiewicz (43rd, 22:12) rounded out the scorers for the Badgers.

• Senior transfer Erin Cawley and sophomore Kelly Whitley rounded out the top 7 for the Badgers. Cawley placed 48th overall with a time of 22:15 while Whitley wasn't far behind with a 52nd-place finish and a time of 22:18.

FRESHMAN SARAH DISANZA LEADS WAY AT WISCONSIN ADIDAS INVITATIONAL
• The Badgers rattled off a 17th-place finish in a field that included 17 ranked teams and 37 overall in the second home meet of the season. Disanza, a native of Wantage, N.J., played a big part in the top-20 finish and finished first for the Badgers for the second time this year. She placed 42nd overall and finished in 20 minutes, 34 seconds.

• Sophomore Emma-Lisa Murphy continued her streak of placing in the top two for the Badgers with her time of 20:47. She has finished in the top two in every meet this season.

• The trio of sophomore Molly Hanson (123rd), senior transfer Erin Cawley (134th) and sophomore Kelly Whitley (142nd) finished within seven seconds of each other and rounded out the scoring for the Badgers. Hanson finished in 21:15 while Cawley (21:20) and Whitley (21:22) weren't far behind.

• Rachel McNally ran to a sixth-place for the Badgers and 158th overall after finishing in 21:33. It was her highest place for UW this season.

• Redshirt junior Liga Blyholder also posted her highest place for UW this season with her 7th-place showing. She finished in 21:35 and placed 162nd overall.

BADGERS CLAIM FIFTH IN COAST-TO-COAST BATTLE
• The Badgers held strong against a loaded field that included No. 1 Providence, No. 3 Oregon, No. 9 Cornell and No. 24 Boston College and came away with 111 points. The total was good for fifth overall and was just one point behind Boston College for fourth.

• Murphy recorded a personal-best time of 17:30 (5K) and finished 10th overall and first for the Badgers. After leading the way for the Badgers, she was honored as the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Co-Runner of the Week. It was the first time a Wisconsin runner has received the award since Ashley Beutler was recognized on Sept. 25, 2012.

• Two newcomers found success in freshman Sarah Disanza and senior transfer Erin Cawley. Disanza finished in 17:49 and placed 20th overall while Cawley finished 22nd overall with a time of 17:52.

• Junior Gabi Anzalone, who finished first for the Badgers and seventh overall at the Badger Opener on Sept. 6th, finished in 17:58 and placed 28th overall.

• Junior Lavinia Jurkiewicz (18:01), sophomore Molly Hanson (18:02) and junior Theresa Selestow (18:03) rounded out the top seven for Wisconsin.

UW CAPTURES TWO VICTORIES IN ONE DAY
• The top-five Wisconsin runners finished within one tenth of a second of each other to propel the team to a perfect score of 15 in at the Sycamore Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sept. 14.

• Closer to home at the UW-Whitewater Invitational, all six Wisconsin runners finished in the top-12, good for a team score of 28 in the seven-team field.

• Freshman Sarah Disanza, senior Theresa Selestow and sophomore Kelly Whitley all finished the 5-kilometer Sycamore Invitational in 18 minutes, 23.5 seconds, while freshman Molly Hanson and senior Lavinia Jurkiewicz finished in 18:23.6.

• The Sycamore Invitational was held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course, where the 2013 NCAA Championship will be held.

• Freshman Jamie Shannon competed unattached but finished first overall and finished in 22 minutes, 41 seconds (6K).

• Sophomore Grace Meurer finished second overall and first for the Badgers with a time of 23:01. Senior Rebecca Stoebe was the other Wisconsin runner to finish in the top-five in 23:27.

BADGERS OPEN SEASON WITH SECOND-PLACE FINISH 
• Wisconsin, who featured a mix of their "A" and "B" teams, finished second out of seven teams in the Badger Opener at the Zimmer Championship Course on Sept. 6.

• Wisconsin had a team total of 57, while Northwestern, the only other Big Ten team in the field, finished first with 45 points.

• Anzalone, who was the 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, finished first for the Badgers and seventh overall with a time of 14 minutes, 25 seconds.

• Murphy, who won the competition last year in her first collegiate race, came in second for the Badgers and ninth overall with a time of 14:29.

• Cawley made her Badgers debut by finishing 12th with a time of 14:32.

• Junior Anne Gregory finished fourth for the Badgers and 14th overall with a time of 14:34.

• Jurkiewicz was the final scorer for the Badgers and finished 15th overall with a time of 14:36.

 

TRIO LEADS WISCONSIN TO FIFTH-PLACE BIG TEN FINISH
• Behind Beutler, Anzalone and Knurr, Wisconsin earned 147 points to take fifth, a performance that comes on the heels of last year's fourth-place showing.

• It was the first time the Badgers earned consecutive top-five finishes at the Big Ten championship since the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

• Beutler, Anzalone and Knurr all recorded personal best Big Ten finishes. Beutler and Anzalone both earned first-team All-Big Ten.

• With a sixth-place individual finish in a time of 20 minutes, 28.1 seconds, Beutler led the charge for the Badgers and earned her best Big Ten finish after taking 16th at last year's meet.

• Anzalone crossed the line in seventh place overall and second for the UW, finishing in a time of 20:30.  Knurr took 16th place in a time of 20:50.

• Junior Lavinia Jurkiewicz was UW's fourth finishers and crossed the line 61st overall with a time of 21:38. Junior Theresa Selestow rounded out Wisconsin's scoring with her 65th place-finish in a time of 21:43.

UW CLOSES REGULAR SEASON WITH PERFECT SCORE
• The Badgers took the top 12 spots to score a win in their final meet before championship season. Of those dozen, 10 competed for Wisconsin, with the Badgers claiming each of the first seven places eligible for team scoring in the meet.

• Wisconsin ran away with the competition behind sophomore Kristen Yarows, who finished first for the Badgers and second overall in a time of 22:31.9. UW freshman Ariel Michalek, competing unattached, won the individual title in 22:21.2 and led the way for a sweep of the top 12 spots for Badger athletes.

• Sophomore Dana Steffen crossed the finish line in third place, just behind Yarows in a time of 22:36.6. Sophomore Jessica Sykes took fourth overall in a time of 2:39.5, while junior Rebecca Stoebe placed fifth in a time of 22:48.8.

• Freshman Madeline Timm rounded out the Badgers' scorers by clocking in at 22:56.3 for sixth. Junior Erica Spiegelberg finished seventh in a time of 23:02.4.

ANZALONE LEADS CHARGE FOR BADGERS ON HOME COURSE
• Wisconsin sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone ran a strong race at the 2012 Wisconsin adidas Invitational and led the way for the Badgers with an impressive 27th-place finish against a stacked field. Anzalone finished the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 11 seconds.

• As a team, the Badgers finished in 30th place with 726 points.

• Senior Ashley Beutler was second for UW, clocking in at a time of 20:34 to take 58th place overall.

• Senior Hanna Knurr crossed the finish line in 160th place with a time of 21:09, while freshman Emma-Lisa Murphy finished the course in 229th place in a time of 21:35. Sophomore Theresa Selestow rounded out Wisconsin's top five with a 251st-place finish in a time of 21:43.

WISCONSIN'S FAMILIAR FACES
• Senior Ashley Beutler brings experience to the team after leading the Badgers with her 24th-place finish at last year's NCAA Championship. Beutler was also named to Great Lakes All-Region after taking 12th place at the Great Lakes Regional meet.

• Sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone was named 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season after taking 20th place at the Big Ten Championships. Anzalone was also named to Great Lakes All-Region with her 24th-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional competition.

• Senior Hanna Knurr, junior Kiah Ehrke and sophomore Theresa Selestow return to help the Badgers after strong performances last season.


BEUTLER NAMED BIG TEN RUNNER OF THE WEEK
• After leading Wisconsin to the team title at the Panorama Farms Invitational Saturday, senior Ashley Beutler was honored as the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week by the league on Tuesday, Sept. 25th.

• Beutler earned the honor after leading the Badgers to their third-consecutive win to open the season, finishing in fourth place with a time of 17 minutes, 43.8 seconds.

WISCONSIN REMAINS COMPETITIVE AGAINST STRONG FIELD
• The Badgers finished seventh against 31 teams with 205 points at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Ky. Saturday, Sept. 29th.

• Senior Ashley Beutler led the way for the Badgers, finishing in 16th place overall with a time of 17:10.72. Sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone finished just behind Beutler in 22nd place overall with a time of 17:15.85.

• Senior Hanna Knurr ran to a 37th-place finish and was third for the Badgers with a time of 17:29.23. Freshman Emma-Lisa Murphy finished 55th overall with a time of 17:39.45, while sophomore Lavinia Jurkiewicz rounded out the UW's top five with her 75th-place finish in 17:52.45.

• Junior Kiah Ehrke finished just out of Wisconsin's top five in 81st place overall with a time of 17:53.43.

• The meet was be a preview of the course that plays host to the NCAA championship in November, and after Wisconsin's strong performance against tough teams, the Badgers hope to have secured additional points that could aid their case for an at-large bid to the national meet.


BADGERS STEP UP WITH IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE TO WIN TEAM TITLE
• UW emerged with a team score of 35 points to continue their season-opening win streak to three consecutive victories at the Panorama Farms Invitational in Earlysville, Va.  on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.

• The Badgers won against tough competition including No. 15-ranked Virginia, Cal, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

• Senior Ashley Beutler led the way for the Badgers, running to a fourth-place finish overall in a time of 17 minutes, 43.8 seconds. Sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone finished right behind Beutler in fifth place overall with a time of 17:49.1.

• Senior Hanna Knurr placed seventh overall in 18:10.2, while junior Kiah Ehrke crossed the line in 18:19.4 to finish eighth overall. Sophomore Theresa Selestow placed 11th overall and rounded out the top five for Wisconsin with a time of 18:33.3.

WISCONSIN EARNS SECOND-STRAIGHT VICTORY OF SEASON
• The Badgers won the team title at the 6-kilometer Warhawk Invitational on Sept. 15 in Whitewater, Wis.

• UW scored 20 points to earn the victory, as they swept places two through seven.

• Junior Rebecca Stoebe led the way for the Badgers with a time of 22 minutes, 49 seconds to finish third overall.

• Sophomore Kristen Yarows was UW's second finisher and took fourth overall with a time of 23:01, while fellow sophomore Jessica Sykes was fifth overall and third for Wisconsin with a time of 23:04.

• Freshman Clare McDonald placed fourth for the Badgers and seventh overall with a time of 23:12 and junior Erica Spiegelberg rounded out Wisconsin's top five with a time of 23:27 and a ninth-place finish.

• Sophomore Gabriella Effrein ran to a 10th-place finish overall in a time of 23:30.


BADGERS EARN PERFECT SCORE IN SEASON-OPENING MEET
• Wisconsin opened its season with a perfect score of 15 points at the 5-kilometer Badger Opener at the Zimmer Championship Course on Sept. 7.

• Freshman Emma-Lisa Murphy finished in second place overall and was the Badgers top finisher in her first collegiate race finishing with a time of 17:54.

• Sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone ran to a third-place finish and crossed just fractions of a second behind Murphy with the same time of 17:54.

• Senior Hanna Knurr finished in fourth place with a time of 17:55, fellow senior Ashley Beutler finished in fifth with a time of 17:56 and sophomore Lavinia Jurkiewic rounded out the UW's top five with a time of 17:57 and a sixth-place finish overall.

A LOOK BACK AT THE 2011 CAMPAIGN
• The Badgers qualifyed as a team for the 2011 NCAA championship in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 21, where they went on to finish in 24th place.

• Junior Caitlin Comfort earned her fourth All-Region honor of career with a third-place finish overall at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 20:36.5. As a team, Wisconsin finished in fourth place with 91 points. Freshman Gabrielle Anzalone, junior Ashley Beutler and senior Kyla Chapman each earned All-Great Lakes Region honors.

• Comfort was named to First-Team All-Big Ten after placing 2nd overall with a time of 20:12 at the 2011 Big Ten Championship. The Badgers placed 4th as a team, their highest finish since 2008.

• Freshman Gabrielle Anzalone was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

• Senior Dani Fischer earned a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

• Junior Ashley Beutler and Senior Caitlin Comfort were named to USTFCCCA All-Academic.

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