Calvin Women's Cross Country Competes at Notre and Lansing CC Invites

Calvin Women's Cross Country Competes at Notre and Lansing CC Invites

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The Calvin women's cross country team had a solid showing at the prestigious Notre Dame Invitational, placing 11th with 292 points. Calvin was the top finishing Division III team in the race.

Calvin's top performer was sophomore Lauren Strohbehn (Stillwater, MN/St. Croix Prepatory HS) in 20th place (17:25). She was also the top finishing Division III runner. Senior Sarah Danner (Watkins Glenn, NY/Charles Dickerson HS) was 47th in 17:47 while senior Paige McGahan (Brighton/Brighton HS) was 70th (18:02).

Rounding out Calvin's top seven were senior Kimby Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in 73rd (18:04), sophomore Hope Gaffner (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) in 93rd (18:15), sophomore Lauren Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) in 146th (18:45) and senior Rachel Folkema (Renfrew, ON/Renfrew Collegiate Institute) in 154th (18:56).

Grand Valley State took first place with 56 points.

A group of Calvin runners also competed at the Lansing Community College Invitational, placing 3rd with a team score of 105 points.

Freshman Katherine McLain (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) was the top finisher in the race for Calvin, placing 13th in 19:36. Junior Marly May (Naperville, IL/Naperville North HS) was 22nd (20:03), sophomore Kristen Brink (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) 24th (20:05), sophomore Alex Childs (Rockford, IL/Rockford Christian HS) 32nd (20:15) and freshman Catherine Croft (Coopersville/Coopersville HS) 33rd (20:16).

Siena Heights took first place with 64 points.

Calvin returns to action next Friday, competing at the Muskegon Jayhawk Invitational.