Detroit Mercy - Women's Cross Country Takes 8th at League Championships

Detroit Mercy -  Women's Cross Country Takes 8th at League Championships

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HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio – The University of Detroit Mercy women's cross country team placed eighth at the 2011 Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon.  Detroit earned eighth place by recording 189 points.
The Titans battled with Green Bay and UIC for sixth place at the league championships.  The three teams were extremely close as Green Bay was awarded sixth with 186 points, while UIC landed in seventh with 187 points.
Butler was the overall winner with a score of 28.  They had the overall winner in Shelbi Burnett (18:40), and the fourth place finisher which was Lauren Haberkorn (19:24).
Youngstown State placed second overall with 58 points, and Loyola rounded out the top three with 75 points.  Samantha Hamilton of Youngstown State placed second overall, while Gina Valgoi took second overall for the Ramblers.
Detroit's top finisher was freshman Zeinab Baydoun.  Baydoun ran at a 6:41 clip to finish 23rd overall with a time of 20:44.
Katrina Oberski was the next Titan to cross the finish line.  Oberski landed in 32nd place overall with a time of 21:08.  Teammate Kirstin Mooney was close behind in 38th, she finished in 21:21.
Olivia Smid and Sarah Martinez finished 10 places away from either other as Smid ended the day in 43rd overall with Martinez finishing in 53rd.  Smid crossed the line at 21:26, and Martinez followed up at 22:21.
Rounding out the effort for Detroit was Torrie Eger and Rachel Hofsess.  Eger placed 60th overall with a time of 22:50.  Hofsess was listed in 66th place clocking in at 23:39.