Women's Cross Country Takes Seventh at Pre-Nats

Oct. 18, 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The No. 14 Baylor women's cross country team finished seventh overall in the White Race at the 2008 Pre-National meet hosted by Indiana State on Saturday morning.

The Lady Bears finished seventh overall with 203 points, just one point behind No. 8 Arizona State. Third-ranked Florida State won the race with 89 points.

"I thought that we had a pretty solid race today," said head coach Todd Harbour. "We got out a little faster than what we had trained for and I think it hurt us a little bit at the end. We will learn from this race and get ready for the Big 12 Championships."

Junior Erin Bedell led the way for Baylor with a seventh-place finish in a time of 20:35. Danielle Bradley took 18th, while Nichole Jones placed 19th overall. Jessi Barnes placed 59th in 21:30 and Renae Van Wyhe took 100th with a time of 21:54.

Also on Saturday, the men's team finished 11th at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. Jeff Sadler led the men with a 48th place finish. Robbie Knorr took 51st, while Brandon White finished 55th overall. Ben Haby took 72nd, and Michael Williams finished 98th to finish the scoring for the Bears.

The women's "B" team finished 10th overall, led by a 52nd-place finish for Cate Westenhover. Kristen Hanselka finished 55th and Allison Woerner took 66th overall. Samantha Patty and Leigh Ann Ganzar finished the scoring for the Lady Bears in 68th and 71st overall, respectively.



Both teams return to action on No. 1 for the Big 12 Cross Country Championships in Ames, Iowa.

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