WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WLCSports.com) – Cassie Balts (Barron, Wis./Barron) placed 23rd overall to lead the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish out of 16 scoring teams at the Warrior Invitational at a soggy Greenfield Park on Saturday afternoon.
- Event: Warrior Invitational
- Location: Greenfield Park, West Allis, Wis.
- WLC Team: 5th of 16, 170 Points
- Top WLC Individual: Cassie Balts, 23rd of 190, 26:36.41
WARRIORS TOP FIVE PERFORMERS
- Balts paced the Warriors with a 23rd-place finish.
- Hannah Weide (New Berlin, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) was right behind Balts, placing 26th with a time of 26:44.24.
- Megan Kuether (New Berlin, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran) completed the 6K course in a time of 27:54.96 for 48th place.
- Anna Curtis (Palmetto, Ga./Homeschooled) finished the course in a time of 28:12.12.
- Jessica Stumpner (Crystal Lake, Ill./South) crossed the line right behind Curtis, finishing in a time of 28:15.67.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
- St. Norbert, which had six runners place inside the top 15, took home the team title with 39 points, just two less than runner-up Edgewood.
- Dubuque's Fabiola Ortiz captured the individual 6K race crown with a time of 23:46.68, almost one minute faster than the second-place finisher.
- WLC returns to action on Saturday, October 8 at the Principia Cowbell Classic in Elsah, Ill. The women's 6K race is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m.