MEQUON, Wis. — The Lawrence University women’s cross country team ran in a pack up front and rolled to the team title on Saturday at the Ken Weidt Classic on the Concordia University of Wisconsin campus.
The Vikings finished with 49 points to beat UW-Stevens Point by 13 points. The Pointers entered the meet ranked eighth in the Midwest Region, arguably the toughest region in the country.
Lawrence had all five of its scorers in the top 17, and Clare Bruning led the way by finishing second in 23:44.3 on the 6,000-meter course. Erin Schrobilgen was fifth in 24:18.8, Liz Landes was 10th in 24:34.2, Sierra Polzin was 15th in 24:55.3 and Margaret Huck took 17th in 25:09.2.
This was Lawrence’s first team title since the Vikings swept the team title at this meet in 2013.
On the men’s side, the Vikings finished fifth with 138 points, and UW-Stevens Point took the title with 31.
Freshman Josh Janusiak led the Vikings by taking ninth in 27:13.6 over the 8,000 meters. Rounding out the scoring for the Vikings were Ben Schaefer (25th, 28:17.7), Cam Davies (31st, 28:36.7), Jordan Atkins (35th, 28:50.6) and Mayan Essek (38th, 29:09.1).