The Northwestern women’s cross country team placed fourth in the Graphic Edge Invite Meet on Saturday, Oct. 23. Black Hills State won the meet, followed by Augustana and Concordia. The Raiders beat Morningside, who has been ranked all year.
Senior Charity Miles placed seventh after running an 18:28 to lead the Raiders. Seniors Sara Hess (19th) and Jenna Sorensen (24th) ran times of 18:59 and 19:08, respectively. Junior Teresa Scholten got 34th place after she ran a 19:25. Freshman Dawn Gildersleeve placed 52nd after running a 19:56.
Sophomore Leslie Stover ran a 20:14, which put her in 66th place. Senior Heidi Hildebrandt ran a personal best of 20:19 (71st). Sophomores Corrine Muyskens (115th) and Amy Van Skike (119th) ran 21:03 and 21:07, respectively.
NW, ranked 23rd, will look to advance to the national meet at the GPAC Championships on Nov. 6 in Yankton, S.D.