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Women's Cross Country Runs Fourth at NIU Open
Release: 09/10/2011
Izzy Squires

DEKALB, Ill. -- Freshmen Courtney Sawle and Meghan Barry once again led the way for the Creighton women's cross country team, who finished fourth of nine squads at the Northern Illinois University Open on Saturday morning.

The Jays also won four duals, defeating Knox College (15-50), Northern Illinois (22-37), Robert Morris (15-50) and Illinois-Chicago (22-39).

Sawle finished 20th overall with at time of 19:37. Barry was only 21 seconds behind her teammate finishing 26th overall, clocking in at 19:58.

Sophomore Meagan Wilderson was third to cross the line for the Jays finishing 35th overall with a 20:20 clip. Junior Izzy Squires finished at 20:44 good for 46th. Freshman Jessica Johnson rounds out the Bluejay top five completing the 5,000-meter course in 21:03 and finished 49th.

Sophomore Lauren Hintz (62nd, 21:34) and Freshman Katie Huyck (64th, 21:42) completed the Bluejay field.

Hilary Orf of Saint Louis University finished first overall with a time of 17:47 on the 5K course.

The Bluejay men's and women's teams hit the trail next Saturday, Sept. 17, when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. Competition begins at 10 am.


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