Hillsdale - Charger Women Run at Greater Louisville Classic

Hillsdale - Charger Women Run at Greater Louisville Classic

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The Charger women's cross country team got to compete against some of the Midwest Region's better teams at Saturday's Greater Louisville Classic.

Hillsdale, ranked fourth in the country, finished second out of four competing Division II teams in the event, held at Tom Sawyer State Park. The Chargers had 44 points as a team, finishing 22 behind first-place and No. 1-ranked Grand Valley State. Bellarmine took third and Saginaw Valley State finished fourth among D2 squads.

"We were a bit off today," said Charger head coach Andrew Towne. "Not a bad performance by any means, but not a great one either."

Senior Hannah McIntyre was the Division II runner-up in the race, finishing the 5K course in 17:38.04. Hillsdale then bunched up its runners, sweeping places 10th through 13th, led by freshman Maryssa Depies, who had a time of 18:11.32.

Right behind Depies was fellow Charger rookie Christina Sawyer, who was 11th with a time of 18:11.66. Junior Allysen Eads recorded a personal-best 5K time of 18:17.51, taking 12th among Division II runners. Freshman Kyliegh Edwards rounded out the foursome by taking 13th with a time of 18:25.33.

"We'll regroup and Coach Sam (Kearney) will have the girls ready to go next weekend. This is a great group of young ladies," Towne said.

Hillsdale is in action next Saturday at the conference crossover, hosted by Lewis University.