Sept. 13, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women's cross country team will continue its season Saturday at the Warhawk Invitational -- a 6-kilometer race in Whitewater, Wis. -- at 10:45 a.m. on the Campus Course.
Wisconsin opened its season last Friday with a win and a perfect score of 15 points at the Badger Opener. Freshman Emma-Lisa Murphy led the way for the UW in her first collegiate race, finishing in second place overall. Murphy was the Badgers' top finisher along with sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone. Both finished with a time of 17:54.
Senior Hanna Knurr, senior Ashley Beutler and sophomore Lavinia Jurkiewicz rounded out the top five for Wisconsin finishing just seconds after Murphy and Anzalone.
The Badgers will use the Warhawk Invitational to continue their search for which runners will round out the team's travel roster and join top returning runners Anzalone, Knurr and Beutler in the lead group for the Badgers. The UW hopes to have another successful season after qualifying as a team for the NCAA championship last year, but will need help from new runners.
"This weekend is more about getting another race under the belts of some of our younger runners," UW head coach Jim Stintzi said. "Most of our established names will have the weekend off, but that gives an opportunity for some of the newcomers to gain more race experience."
After the Warhawk Invitational, Wisconsin will continue its season at the Virginia Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22.