EMU - Eastern Tops Western in George Dales Invitational

EMU - Eastern Tops Western in George Dales Invitational

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THREE RIVERS, Mich. (EMUEagles.com)--Eastern Michigan University's women's cross country team won the George Dales Invitational over Mid-American Conference opponent Western Michigan University, Friday, Sept. 20. The Eagles had a commanding lead over the Broncos, finishing with 18 points compared to WMU's 42 points.

The Green and White placed seven runners in the top-10 finishers, including a one-two-three finish by junior Victoria Voronko (Stavropol, Russia / School #42), freshman Anna Aldrich (Fremont, Ind. / Fremont), and senior Kayla Pfund (Shelby Twp., Mich. / Lutheran North).

Voronko paced the Eagles for the third time in as many races this season, coming in at 21:16.55, over one minute before the next competitor and nearly two minutes before the first Bronco finisher. Aldrich notched a 22:34.49 mark, while teammate Pfund followed closely behind with a 22:39.76 finish.

This marks the fourth consecutive George Dales Invitational meet that the Eagles have won over the Broncos.

The Eagles will take a short recess before their next meet on Friday, Oct. 4, when they will compete at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

EMU Individual Results

1. Voronko, Victoria 21:16.55

2. Aldrich, Anna 22:34.49

3. Pfund, Kayla 22:39.76

5. Quilez Ribera, Anna 23:21.24

7. Frauhammer, Amy 23:23.78

8. Manjon Rivadulla, Marina 23:29.15

15. Knoll, Taylor 24:36.32

22. Szuminski, Samantha 25:40.26