Women’s Cross Country Saturday Finale
Miami Places Second at Dayton Open
Placing three of its runners among the top-10 finishers, the Miami University women’s cross country team placed second at the Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge Saturday morning. The RedHawks, who tallied 43 points, finished only one point behind first-place Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (42 points) but easily outdistanced local rivals Xavier (54) and Dayton (115).
At Indian Riffle Park, junior Jennie Stoll (Pewaukee, Wis.) was Miami’s top finisher in fourth-place. Clocking in with a time of 18:47, Stoll was the first Miamian across the finish line for the eighth consecutive race, dating back to last season’s Miami Invitational. Behind Stoll, juniors Sarah Henize (Bucyrus, Ohio) and Mia Fiegelist (Hilliard, Ohio) were the other RedHawks in the top 10, placing sixth (18:53) and eighth (19:00), respectively.
Rounding out Miami’s scoring five were junior Carol Eckerly (Beavercreek, Ohio) freshman Kelsey McHugh (Columbus, Ohio). Eckerly clocked in with a 12th-place time of 19:17, while McHugh finished just behind Eckerly with a 13th-place time of 19:18.
Outside of their scoring five, the RedHawks placed two additional runners among the race’s top 25 finishers, as sophomore Erin McGowan (Perrysburg, Ohio) and freshman Amanda Mirochna (Naperville, Ill.) finished 14th (19:21) and 21st (19:37), respectively.
After first-place IPFW (42 points) and second-place Miami (43), Xavier (54), Dayton (115) and Kentucky (133) rounded out the top five schools. Ohio Wesleyan (166), IUPUI (188) and Morehead State (208) also competed at the Flyer 5K Challenge.
Miami resumes action next weekend when it hosts the Miami Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8.
MEET NOTES: JR Jennie Stoll was the top Miami finisher for the eighth straight race and has been the first Miamian across the finish line in the last nine cross country races she has competed in. Stoll will gun for nine straight next weekend when the RedHawks run on their home course on Western Campus ... Four of Miami’s top-five finishers were from the state of Ohio, excluding Stoll who is a Wisconsin product ... Miami defeated all three Ohio schools (Dayton, Xavier and Ohio Wesleyan) which competed at the Flyer 5K Challenge.
Courtesy of Miami University Sports Information