NMU - Wildcats Place Third at GLIAC Cross Country Championships

NMU - Wildcats Place Third at GLIAC Cross Country Championships

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MILFORD, Mich. — Five Wildcats placed in the top 20 at the 2015 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships to lift No. 9 Northern Michigan to a third-place finish Saturday morning at Kensington Metropark.

"The team ran awesome today," head coach Jenny Ryan. "It was an exciting day for the team, and I'm so proud of how well we performed."

For the second-straight season, Kameron Burmeister claimed a spot on the all-GLIAC first team, placing 10th with a time of 22:19.6. In her first championship meet, Sophie McDonald finished one spot shy of a first team nod, clocking in at 22:30.6 to finish 11th.

Megan Edic (13th, 22:33.9), Vivian Hett (15th, 22:38.0) and Caroline Brisbois (20th, 22:47.4) made the all-GLIAC second team. The Wildcats totaled 67 points.

No. 3 Grand Valley State won the team title with 30 points while No. 1 Hillsdale claimed second with 37. Hillsdale's Emily Oren won the individual crown with a time of 21:11.1.

Last season, Northern Michigan placed fourth at the GLIAC Championships, with Burmeister (10th, 21:11.3) and Edic (18th, 21:11.3) earning all-conference accolades.

The Wildcats return to the course when they compete at their NCAA Regional Nov. 7 at 11 a.m.