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Five teams ranked in the top-35 in the NCAA III were among the field of 24 teams that participated in the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite this afternoon in Colfax, Wis. The field of 405 runners ran the 6K course at Whitetail Golf Course.
Luther, ranked No. 6 in the Central Region, placed sixth posting a team total of 198 points. The Norse finished behind nationally ranked No. 16 Carleton (49), No. 20 St. Olaf (105), University of Minnesota (105), No. 35 St. Ben's (122) and regionally ranked No. 9 UW-Eau Claire (134).
Tricia Serres placed third overall clocked at 22:09.7. Ruth Steinke of Carleton won the individual title with a time of 21:59, followed by unattached runner Emily Castanias at 22:00.
Completing Luther's top seven was freshman Kaia Bierman (23:21), junior Lauren Mordinin (23:44), freshman Kenzie Carney (23:50), freshman Hannah Wright (24:12), junior Kara Maloney (24:28) and sophomore Erin Ellefson (24:44).
The Norse will return to action next Saturday, Oct. 11 when they will travel to St. Paul, Minn., for the St. Catherine University Invite. Start time is slated for 11:00 a.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586