Top 10 Roundup
Arizona, Georgetown win against loaded fields
No. 3 Arizona (first), No. 8 Arkansas (second), No. 1 Providence (third), No. 9 Michigan State (fourth), No. 7 New Mexico (sixth), No. 4 Washington (ninth) No. 10 San Francisco (10th) at Wisconsin adidas Invitational
MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 3 Arizona Wildcats earned first place on Saturday at the fifth annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. at Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.
The UA team won its fourth race out of four races this year. On Saturday, sophomore Kayla Beattie led the first-place team; she took seventh place overall and posted a time of 19:56. Freshman Maria Larsson’s time of 20:07 was good for 15th place. Junior Nicci Corbin finished in 18th place, clocking a time of 20:09. Senior Elvin Kibet was the fourth finisher for the Wildcats, taking 21st and posting a time of 20:12. Junior Hanna Peterson’s time of 20:41 was good for 56th place and she was the fifth and final scorer for the Wildcats. Junior Stephanie Bulder had a time of 21:02, taking 88th place. Senior Erin Menefee had a time of 21:13 and finished the race in 117th place. Sophomore Molly Callahan took 165th place and had time of 21:35.
Arizona totaled 117 points and that was good for first place overall. No. 8 Arkansas finished in second place with 136 points. Top-ranked Providence had a total of 191 points, taking third place. Ninth-ranked Michigan State’s tally of 200 points gave it a fourth-place finish. Iowa State, ranked No. 28, finished with 235 points and took fifth place.
No. 5 Georgetown (first), No. 2 Florida State (second), No. 6 Oregon (sixth) at Pre-National meet
WASHINGTON -- Fifth-ranked Georgetown won the Pre-National meet on Saturday, hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. The course is a preview of the NCAA Championship course and also happens to be the familiar confines for the Hoyas as they won the 2011 national championship on this same course.
Georgetown won the field of 49 with 117 points, topping the likes of No. 2 Florida State (162), new Big East foe No. 20 Butler (176), No. 16 Virginia (191), No. 6 Oregon (214), No. 14 Michigan (219), No.12 Colorado (223), No. 21 William & Mary (248), No. 11 Stanford (275) and No. 23 Princeton (421) for the top 10.
"After some tough performances in the heat at Paul Short, we had some student-athletes really rebound in [Saturday's] race," Georgetown head coach Michael Smith said. "Katrina Coogan ran like we knew she could and Madeline Chambers really came on strong [on Saturday]. And we had another race where Samantha Nadel was our top finisher so she's been doing a great job at being consistent."
Nadel was the top Hoya finisher with a 14th-place finish in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 20:29.56. Nadel led a quintet of Hoyas in the top 35 to win the event, showcasing the depth of this Blue & Gray squad.
All-American Coogan finished tied for 17th with a time of 20:33.95. All-American Chambers and Haley Pierce finished the race together as Chambers finished 26th (20:46.93) while Pierce finished 27th (20:47.21). The final point scorer for the Hoyas was all-American Rachel Schneider, who placed 32nd with a time of 20:51.16.