Hope College - Women's Cross Country Delivers Winning Performance in Louisville
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The 14th-ranked Hope College women's cross country tea made the first of what it hopes are two races at Sawyer State Park a successful one.
The Flying Dutch won the Silver Division of the 2016 Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday in Kentucky by recording a score of 103 points. They finished five points ahead of runner-up Bates and 25 up on third-place Emory, Georgia.
Hope recorded seven of the fastest 39 performances.
Senior Erin Herrmann of Wheaton, Illinois (Wheaton-Warrenville North HS) placed second overall out of 332 runners with a time of 21 minutes, 20.40 seconds. Amy Regan of Stevens Institute was first at 20.55.87.
Senior Emily Joosse of Chillicothe, Ohio (Zane Trace) clocked a 21st-place effort of 22:30.77.
Senior Jessica Gaines of Sterling Heights, Michigan (Utica Academy) placed 23rd at 22:31.30.
Sophomore Avery Lowe of North Muskegon, Michigan (North Muskegon) took 20th at 22:44.65.
Junior Rachael Webb of Grandville, Michigan (Grandville) rounded out Hope's scoring in 32nd at 22:51.28.
Other runners in Hope's top seven were junior Alissa Frazee of Watervliet, Michigan (Homeschool) in 38th at 22:54.20 and sophomore Emily Hamilton of Naperville, Illinois (Naperville North) in 39th at 22:55.12.
The Flying Dutch's next race is Friday, Oct. 7 at the Lansing Community College Invitational.