Women's Cross Country Second at Lucian Rosa Invitational
Oct. 12, 2013
SOMERS, Wis. – The Marquette University women’s cross country team placed second on Saturday morning at the Lucian Rosa Invitational in Somers, Wis., at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course.
“On the women’s side we had strong performance by Kellie Greenwood out front and Brittney Feivor looked good as our No. 2 runner,” Marquette head coach Mike Nelson said. “I was happy with how the kids competed and looking forward to next weekend at the Bradley Classic.”
Greenwood paced the women with a sixth-place finish in 17:59.6, while Feivor was 10th overall in 18:13.2. Junior Elisia Meyle continued her climb back into the top of MU’s lineup with a 16th-place finish overall (18:23.8) and sophomore Kayla Spencer was Marquette’s fourth runner (20th overall) in 18:27.3.
Senior Rebecca Pachuta was four seconds off her 5,000-meter personal best with a time of 18:36.4 to place fifth on the squad (30th overall) for the second meet in a row. Freshman Alison Parker and Hannah Frett rounded out MU’s top seven.
The men’s squad placed sixth overall, first among NCAA Division I programs, with 143 total places and was led by redshirt seniors Jack Senefeld (25:40.5) and Spencer Agnew (25:41.7), both of whom finished in the top 14 overall.
“The men ran first and I thought it was a much better performance than last week,” Nelson said of the 8,000-meter race. “They ran as a pack and overall the guys did well. Jack Senefeld and Spencer Agnew were strong for us up front and it was another great performance by Blake Lawson.”
Sophomore Andres Tineo-Paz was MU’s third finisher (34th overall) for the third time this year in 26:13.0 and redshirt sophomore Blake Lawson continued to impress as Marquette’s fourth runner (51th overall, 26:28.6).
Northwestern won the women’s race with 57 places while the men’s race was captured by the University of Windsor.
The meet was hosted for the 27th time by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2013.
The Golden Eagles return to action at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill., on Friday, Oct. 18 in preparation for the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, which they will host on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Somers, Wis.