UDM Women - Juniors Lead The Way At NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Provided by UDM
MADISON, Wisc. (11/13/2015) -- Junior Samantha Zakalowski was the top Titan for the fourth time this season as the University of Detroit Mercy women's cross country season wrapped up on Friday at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship.
The 6k race was held at the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisconsin.
Zakalowski turned in a time of 23:21 for 139th, while junior Devon Sutton claimed 171st in 23:59. Senior Zeinab Baydoun was 177th in 24:10 and sophomore Taylor Smith clocked a 24:17 for 179th.
As a team, Detroit finished 28th with 858 points, beating Horizon League schools Green Bay, Valparaiso and Cleveland State.
THE FINISH LINE
Detroit – 28th of 31 (858)
Samantha Zakalowski - 139th (23:21)
Devon Sutton – 171st (23:59)
Zeinab Baydoun – 177th (24:10)
Taylor Smith – 179th (24:17)
Jenny Ponkowski – 192nd (25:01)
Sydnie Fetherolf – 195th (25:16)
Sydney Shaw – 205th (26:21)
QUOTE OF THE RACE
"Sam had a nice race to finish a great season as she really picked it up this year." - Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Guy Murray '89
Samantha Zakalowski ended the season as the top Titan in the last four races.
Her time of 23:31 was a little off the pace from her career time at last week's Horizon League Championship, but it was 1:28 better than her previous GLR run of 24:40 in 2013.
SUTTON FINISHES STRONG
Devon Sutton was just off of her 6k PR, but she was the second Titan to cross the finish line in 23:59 for 171st.
BAYDOUN ENDS CAREER, AGAIN
Zeinab Baydoun was a late addition to the roster this season as she joined the team in mid-September to use her last year of eligibility.
She became the 15th Titan harrier in school history to run in four NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships.
"This was as tough as a field that we have faced all year." - Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Guy Murray '89