EMU Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at Commodore Classic

EMU Women's Cross Country Places Fourth at Commodore Classic

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University women's cross country team finished fourth out of 17 total teams at the Commodore Classic, Saturday, Sept. 16, in Nashville, Tenn. EMU saw two harriers finish within the top-five in the form of senior Jordann McDermitt (Davison, Mich.-Davison) and redshirt senior Alsu Bogdanova (Kazan, Russia-Lyceum #83).

McDermitt led the Green and White, placing second in 17:29.3, which was only topped by Missouri's Karissa Schweizer, who set a new record time for the event. Bogdanova placed fifth with a time of 17:36.8, while senior Jenna Wyns (Londerzeel, Belgium-Sportschool KA2), redshirt juniors Natalie Cizmas (Clinton Twp., Mich.-Chippewa Valley) and Allie Knoll (Warren, Mich.-Warren Mott), as well as freshman Ashleigh Simonis (Cape Town, South Africa-Milnerton) also put together strong performances, as each finished within the top-50 of the field, which included 176 total runners.

EMU ran 10 harriers and finished with 123 points. Ohio State placed first in the event, while Vanderbilt and Missouri rounded out the top-three, respectively.

The Eagles will have a break from competition next week, but return to action Friday, Sept. 29 at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

EMU Team Results

4. Eastern Michigan 123

EMU Individual Results

2. Jordann McDermitt 17:29.3

5. Alsu Bogdanova 17:36.8

39. Jenna Wyns 18:22.0

41. Natalie Cizmas 18:22.3

48. Ashleigh Simonis 18:26.3

54. Allie Knoll 18:33.6

63. Sydney Meyers 18:42.1

66. Anna Aldrich 18:46.1

79. Danielle Bentzley 19:02.0

84. Tarynn Cullings 19:08.3