Aquinas Women Runners-Up at National Catholic Championships
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The women's cross country team placed 2nd out of 30 schools at the National Catholic Championships. The meet was contested on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Stonehill University, who is ranked 13th in NCAA D2, won the team title in the non-division one race, while Nicole Borofski of Stonehill crossed the finish line first in a time of 17:32. The women, who finished with 88 points, defeated third place, NCAA D2 #16 Lewis, by 63 points. The performance was also the tenth fastest team time (94:07) in school history and the fastest the team has ever run on the Notre Dame course. Melissa Winchester (SO/Wayland, Michigan) led a contingent of Saints across the finish line as she paced the Saints with a tenth place effort (18:29). Kathy Middaugh (SR/Newyago, Mich.) (11th - 18:30) and Molly Peregrine (JR/Traverse City, Mich.) (13th - 18:39) also broke 19 minutes on the day, while Abby Heiler (SR/St. Charles, Mich.)'s :37 personal best (19:10) placed her 24th overall. Alexis Miller (SO/Caledonia, Michigan) rounded out the scoring by placing 30th in a time of 19:16. The Saints will return to the course next week at the GRCC Invitational. The meet will be contested at Riverside Park.