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Badgers claim fifth in Coast-to-Coast Battle

2013 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown
Franklin Park • Boston, Mass.
Emma Lisa

Complete Results 
• Distance: 5 Kilometers

 Team Results
1. Providence 50
2. Oregon 85
3. Cornell 101
4. Boston College 110
5. Wisconsin 111
 Individual Results
1. Emily Sisson Providence 16:51
2. Laura Nagel Providence 16:58
3. Liv Westphal Boston College 17:00
4. Sarah Collins Providence 17:07
5. Rachel Sorna Cornell 17:17
10. Emma-Lisa Murphy WIS 17:30
20. Sarah Disanza WIS 17:49
22. Erin Cawley WIS 17:52
28. Gabi Anzalone WIS 17:58
31. Lavinia Jurkiewicz WIS 18:01
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BOSTON --  The Wisconsin women's cross country team fought its way to a fifth-place finish Friday afternoon at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.

Wisconsin's total of 111 points was just one behind 24th-ranked Boston College. The three teams that are ranked in the top nine nationally led the way. Top-ranked Providence (50) had three runners finish in the top four overall while third-ranked Oregon (85) and ninth-ranked Cornell (101) placed second and third, respectively.

 Fast Facts
Emma-Lisa Murphy has now finished in the top two for the Badgers in both of her races this season
• The Badgers will get back into action on Oct. 19 by hosting the Wisconsin adidas Invitational at the Zimmer Championship Course

Leading the way for the Badgers was sophomore Emma Lisa-Murphy. She finished 10th overall and crossed the finish line of the 5K race in 17 minutes, 30 seconds. She was the lone Badger to finish in the top 10 overall.

Freshman Sarah Disanza continued her strong start as a Badger with a 20th-place finish. She finished second for the Badgers in a time of 17:49. Right behind Disanza was another Badger newcomer in senior transfer Erin Cawley. She finished 22nd overall in 17:52.

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

"Emma Lisa had a great run and is really coming into her own," UW head coach Jim Stintzi said. "We also had solid efforts by Sarah Disanza and Erin Cawley."

A trio of Badger runners in junior Lavinia Jurkiewicz (18.01), sophomore Molly Hanson (18:02) and junior Theresa Selestow (18:03) rounded out the top seven for the Badgers.

"I feel like we are making good progress," Stintzi said. "We had a couple of mishaps that hurt as Gabi had an off day and Kelly Whitley, who was running in our top five had to stop and take her spike off because a rock was lodged in it. If we got those two back where they belong, we would have had even a better performance today. The fact that we had a 35 second gap between our first finisher and eighth finisher is also encouraging."

Providence's Emily Sisson was the first to cross the line on the day, finishing with a time of 16:51. Teammate Laura Nagel came in second and was the only other runner to finish with a sub 17-minute time, clocking in at 16:58.

Oregon had just one top-10 finisher but had four runners place in the top 20.

The Badgers next action will be at home for the Wisconsin adidas Invitational at the Zimmer Championship Course on Oct. 19. That race is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. (CT).

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