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Luther's Tricia Serres became only the second runner in Luther history and fifth overall in the 39-year history of the women's race, to captured back-to-back individual titles of the All-American Invitational. Johanna Olson accomplish this feat was in 2000 and 2001.
Serres also joins Tori Neubauer (UW-La Crosse - 1982, 1983), Olson, Julia Rudd (UW-La Crosse - 2002, 2003), and Obsie Birru (Grand View - 2010, 2011) that have claimed back-to-back titles. Rudd is the only runner to claim three titles, her third coming in 2005.
Serres crossed the finish line in 18:13, finishing well ahead of Hannah Palmeter of NIACC who was clocked at 18:34.
Completing Luther's top seven included Kaia Bierman (19:43), McKenzie Carney (20:04), Sarah Owens (20:11), Kara Maloney (20:14), Mallory Carr (20:20) and Hannah Wright (20:23).
Luther finished third overall with 75 points. St. Ben's won the team title with 38 followed by the Luther Alumni with 45.
Luther will be off until Friday, Oct. 3 when they will compete at the UW-Eau Claire Bluegold Invitational. This race will take place at the Whitetail Golf Course, Colfax, Wis. Start time is 4:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586