Belles Finish Fifth at MIAA Jamboree
KALAMAZOO, Mich - The Saint Mary's cross country team finished in fifth place at the MIAA Jamboree race hosted by Kalamazoo at Eastern Hills Golf Club.
Tenth-ranked Calvin won the race with a team score of 20. Twentieth-ranked Hope was second with a 59, and Albion was third with a 103 team score. The Belles had a team score of 121 at the event. Natalie Hawkes led the Belles' efforts on the day by finishing 18th in a time of 24:43. Brittany Beeler was not far behind as the sophomore was 20th with a 24:57.
Kaitlyn Alessi and Reilly Pieri provided the next one-two punch for the Belles. Alessi ran a 25:20 to finish 25th, and Pieri finished the 6k race in 25:30 for 28th. Allie Danhof wrapped up the team score with 30th place in a time of 25:45.
Kathryn Marshall finished just six seconds behind Danhof for 31st place with a 25:51. Caitlin Blum crossed the finish line in 26:13 for 38th place for the Belles.
Katelyn Dunn was 57th with a time of 26:16. Samee Chittenden and Colleen Ogren finished back-to-back with finishes of 26:28 (60th) and 26:29 (61st), respectively. Anna McClowry ran a 26:53 to take 65th.
Erin Knauf crossed the finish line in 27:36 for 76th place. Colleen Burke ran a 28:11 for 83rd. Maggie Pacana posted a time of 28:37 for 88th place, and Anna Riddle rounded out the Saint Mary's efforts at the race with a 29:58 for 100th.
The Belles have next weekend off from competition and return to racing on Friday, October 10 when they compete in the Benedictine Eagle Invitational at 4:00 p.m. CDT.