Oct. 1, 2011
• Results | Results
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The Wisconsin women’s cross country team saw a new leader in the results this weekend at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Springfield, Ore.
Still, it wasn’t her first time at the front.
Freshman Gabrielle Anzalone led the Badger squad with her ninth-place finish, clocking in at 16 minutes, 57 seconds for the 5-kilometer race. The performance marks Anzalone’s second team-leading finish in her first three collegiate meets.
It also set the Badgers up for a second-place finish in the team race.
Senior Caitlin Comfort came in just steps behind at 17:02 for a 13th-place finish.
Third for the Badgers and 15th overall was junior Ashley Beutler, who crossed the finish line at 17:09.
Fellow junior Hanna Knurr followed for 18th place in 17:12.
Rounding out the team scoring was sophomore Theresa Selestow in 24th place. Selestow clocked in at 17:25.
The top five Badgers made for a combined score of 73 points. Wisconsin finished just behind host and No. 17-ranked Oregon, which took the win with 26 points.
Among Wisconsin’s unscored finishers was senior Dani Fischer with a time of 17:30 for 29th place.
Sophomore Kiah Ehrke took 32nd at 17:34, followed by freshman Jenna McMiller, who finished at 17:43 for 35th place.
Sophomores Liga Blyholder and Rachel McNally finished 49th at 17:58 and 50th at 18:03, respectively.
Wrapping up Wisconsin competitors was senior Megan Beers in 69th place at 18:24.
The Badgers look to a week of rest before the highly-anticipated Wisconsin adidas Invitational rolls around on Friday, Oct. 14. Wisconsin will play host to some of the top teams in the country, including No. 2-ranked New Mexico and No. 3 Providence.