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WMU women take second at Michigan XC Championships

Oct. 9, 1999

JONESVILLE, Mich. -- The Western Michigan women's cross country team claimed second place at the Michigan Championships Friday afternoon, posting a team total of 88 points.

The meet, hosted by Hillsdale College this year, was won by Michigan (43). WMU was second, followed by Mid-American Conference rivals Central Michigan (96) and Eastern Michigan (120). The annual event features a field exclusively from the state of Michigan. This season 22 programs competed at the event.

With a personal season-high time of 19:12, senior Kim Edwards was the team's top finisher. Edwards' effort led to an eighth-place finish, snapping a streak of 19 meets in which classmate Kim Lorenz crossed the finish line first for the Broncos. Lorenz managed her fourth top-10 mark on the year with a time of 19:19, more than a minute slower than her previous season best.

Junior Aimee Tow was the third WMU athlete to finish in the top 20 for the team, claiming the 19th position with a time of 19:48. Sophomores Jessica Davis (23) and Ashley DeWildt (28) recorded time of 19:56 and 20:03, respectively, to round out the squad's top-five finishers.

Western Michigan will return to action next week at the Pre-NCAA Meet, hosted by Indiana University.

Team Results (Top 10 of 22)
1.  Michigan             40
2.  Western Michigan     88
3.  Central Michigan     96
4.  Eastern Michigan    120
5.  Grand Valley State  129
6.  Hillsdale           179
    Detroit             179
8.  Spring Arbor        237
9.  Oakland             252
10. Acquinas            312

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4125; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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