Musk, Frith go 1-2 at GLVC, team finishes as runner-up
ALL GLVC HONORS FOR MUSK, FRITH & WAGNER
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Bellarmine University's Angela Musk and Emily Frith ran 1-2 in today's Great Lakes Valley Conference Cross Country Championship, but the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles nipped the Knights for the team title at the course at “Springfield Underground.”
Musk proved that she warranted being a 4-time GLVC Runner of the Week by besting the field by almost a half-minute to claim the individual title in a 6-kilomter time of 21:07.4 and leave no doubt as to who was the 2012 GLVC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year. Musk's time easily bested her own school record of 21:44 set at last year's GLVC championship. With the win, Musk becomes just the second Bellarmine runner to capture the GLVC crown, joining Jennifer (Scheerer) Alessandro, who won in 2001 and 2002.
It turned out that Musk's closest competition was teammate Emily Frith, who—running in just her third event of the year due to an injury—posted a time of 21:33.3, which also broke the previous school record. Bellarmine senior Maggie Wagner joined Musk and Frith on the All GLVC team by claiming a top 15 spot with her time of 22:45.4.
In the team competition, USI placed four runners in the top eight and totaled just 42 points to win. The Knights were the only other team under 100 points with a team score of 65, as all five counting finishers were in the top 25 of the 129-runner field. Also contributing “counting scores” for the Knights were Jenna Lee and Megan Kaiser, who finished 23rd and 24th with times of 23:00.2 and 23:01.4.
Bellarmine now moves on to the NCAA Regionals, which will be run in Kenosha, Wisc., at the Dannehl National Country Course on Nov. 5.
Knights run to 7th place finish at GLVC Championship
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Bellarmine University's men's cross country team finished seventh in the 13-team field of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship contested at the course at “Springfield Underground” on Saturday.
Southern Indiana took the team championship as their top two runners—Michael Jordan and Tyler Pence—finished first and second individually.
Robert Sandlin, Jr. was the Knights' top finisher, completing the 8-kilometer course in a time of 25:54.5 to finish 20th in the 137-runner field. Bellarmine fielded a relatively young team as the remaining four “counters” were three freshmen (Cody Parks, Kyle Covert and Austin Zachary) and a sophomore (Lovice Pollock).