WMU - Eight Broncos Set New PR's at Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Junior Hanne Christensen led the Western Michigan cross country team at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational with an 11th place finish individually as the Broncos finished in 18th place overall in Women's Gold 5K race.
Bradley won the Women's Gold 5K with a team score of 103, while Notre Dame, UTEP, Oakland and Northern Iowa rounded out the top-five. Eight Broncos set personal record times on Friday, the team's third meet of the young season.
Christensen finished with a personal record time of 17:34.4, just narrowly missing the top-10 by less than one second. Sophomore Sarah Anderson, who led the team last time out at the MSU Spartan Invitational, finished in 28th place with a personal record time of 17:48.6. Rounding out the Broncos top-five was senior Daya Wagh (127th), senior Amy Littlefield (144th) and freshman Haley Ritsema (182nd), who set a PR with a time of 19:33.3. Other finishers in the Gold Race were freshman Kirstin McGahan (185th), sophomore Makenzie Evers (187th), who also set a PR time of 19:43.1 and freshman Abigail Shaver (194th) with a PR time of 19:49.3.
In the Open 5K race, which took place before the Women's Gold 5K race, freshman Sydney Del Valle led the group of five Broncos that competed with a 74th place finish and a personal record time of 19:38.5. Following Del Valle, was freshman Brittney Hall in 82nd (20:14.1) and the close group of freshman Katherine Menke (93rd), sophomore Emily Davis (94th) and freshman Mattie Goodwin (96th). Davis and Goodwin each set PR's with times of 21:10.1 and 21:57.6, respectively.
The Broncos head to the Michigan Intercollegiates next Friday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. Follow the Broncos on Twitter @WMU_TFXC for all updates about the team!