SMC at MIAA Jamboree

Belles Storm Into Top Three at MIAA Jamboree


OLIVET, Mich. - The Saint Mary's cross country team made some history as they claimed their highest finish ever at an MIAA meet on Saturday.  The Belles claimed third place at the MIAA Jamboree behind nationally-ranked Calvin and Hope with a team score of 104, 27 points better than fourth place Adrian.

Joanne Almond
Joanne Almond
All five scoring runners for Saint Mary's finished with 1:24 of each other at the 6k race.  Leading the pace was junior Joanne Almond, who finished 15th in 23:42 for her second personal record in two weeks.  Julia Kenney just missed finishing in the 23s as the sophomore took 18th in 24:01.

Emma Baker and Catie Salyer finished within seven seconds of each other as Baker finished in 24:38 and Salyer crossed the finish in 24:45 for 21st and 23rd, respectively.  Baker also had her second straight PR.  Wrapping up the team score was Sam Wassel, who finished in 25:06 for 27th place for one of her best 6k times of her career.

Lauren Easton (25:49 - 35th) and Angela Nebesny (26:08 - 39th) showed Saint Mary's depth as they finished sixth and seventh for the Belles on the afternoon.

The MIAA Jamboree determines one-third of the final conference standings while the other two-thirds are based on the MIAA Championships on October 30.

1. Calvin 21
2. Hope 34
3. Saint Mary's 104
4. Adrian 131
5. Albion 147
6. Alma 153
7. Kalamazoo 192
8. Trine 210
9. Olivet 268