ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (WLCSports.com) – Cassie Balts (Barron, Wis.) led the Warriors with a 14th-place overall finish with a time of 21:06.6 and the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's cross country team placed 10th out of 17 scoring teams with 214 points Friday at the Augustana Brissman-Lundeen Invitational. The race was shortened from a 6K to a 5K distance due to the sweltering temperatures.
- Event: Brissman-Lundeen Invitational
- Location: Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.
- WLC Team: 10th of 17, 214 points
- Top WLC Individual: Cassie Balts, 14th of 156, 21:06.6
WARRIORS TOP FIVE PERFORMERS
- Balts was the Warriors' top finisher, placing 14th with a time of 21:06.6.
- Megan Kuether (New Berlin, Wis.) finished in a time of 22:13.6 to earn a 40th-place finish.
- Becca Heller (South Milwaukee, Wis.) crossed the line with a time of 22:58.7.
- Bethany Wagenknecht (Yorba Linda, Calif.) finished just behind Heller in a time of 23:03.1 to place 60th.
- Christina Biffert (Lomira, Wis.) rounded out the Warriors' top five with a 74th-place finish and a time of 23:30.4.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
- Moody Bible's Patricia Harrison won the individual 5K title with her time of 18:58.4, edging out the runner-up finisher from Westminster by :13 seconds.
- Simpson claimed the team title with 101 points, only 18 less than runner-up Moody Bible.
- Wisconsin Lutheran will race at home next Saturday, September 30 at the 17th annual Warrior Invitational at Greenfield Park in West Allis. The 6K race is scheduled for an 11:00 a.m. start time.