GREENWOOD, IN - Manchester College placed second among the 12 schools competing at the Indiana Little State meet in West Lafayette last Friday. The Spartans earned 66 points at the meet which was won by the University of Indianapolis.
Seniors Megan Miller (Goshen, Ind./Northridge) and Jessica Bremer (Howe, Ind./Prairie Heights) led the Spartans effort with a third and fourth place finish. Miller finished the 5K course with a time of 19:04.50, while Bremer earned a time of 19:06.70.
Franklin senior Heather Waterman (Shelbyville, Ind./Morristown) won her third consecutive race, finishing with a time of 18:19.90. Waterman finished 30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher and earned an overall finish of 14th among all 179 competitors that included Division I runners. The Grizzlies placed eighth overall.
Hanover finished right in front of the Grizzlies in seventh position. Senior Shawna McLetchie (Lexington, Ky./Catholic) led the Panthers with a 14th place finish, posting a time of 19:59.30.
Rose-Hulman did not post a team score but did have a runner finish in the top ten. Sophomore Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville, Ind./Southmont) placed seventh overall, turning in a time of 19:25.90.
Anderson placed 10th, while Earlham earned an 11th place finish.
Defiance turned in an impressive showing with a third place finish at the 18-team Penn State-Behrend Invitational. Senior Kaitlin Switzer (Defiance, Ohio/H.S.) was the top finisher for the Yellow Jackets, posting a time of 20:38.70 to finish seventh overall.
Transylvania, Bluffton, and Mount St. Joseph also competed on the busy cross country weekend. The Pioneers competed at the Berea Invitational Saturday and placed fifth among nine schools. Bluffton did not post a team score at Cedarville, while Mount St. Joseph finished 33rd among 35 schools at the National Catholic Invitational in South Bend, Indiana.
The upcoming weekend is the lightest on the cross country schedule this season with only three schools competing. Bluffton welcomes Defiance for the Bluffton Invitational, while Rose-Hulman will compete at Otterbein.