GREEN LAKE, Wis. – Today at the Wisconsin Private College Championships, the Mount Mary University cross country team finished eighth out of the 11 in team scoring. St. Norbert College took first place in team scoring at the event. Taylor Mair from Edgewood College finished first overall on the six-kilometer course with a 23:55.09.
For the fourth time this season Christina Ishaq (Sr./Milwaukee, Wis.) led her Blue Angels at the annual event, this year hosted by Ripon College. With the cloud covered sky and the mid-forties temperatures, Ishaq worked through the conditions and came away with a 30th place finish at the WPCC. The senior crossed the finish line at 26:20.51; Ishaq's previous best for a 6k track this season was 27:16.2.
Finishing the race in 40th place, Emily Green (Fr./Waukesha, Wis.) kept up the trend of cutting serious time off her previous best. With two weeks to prepare since their last meet, Green took over a minute off her season's best with a 27:23.44.
Miranda Fluegge (So./Menomonee Falls, Wis.) cut time off her season's best also. Fluegge finished 51st out of the 71 registered runners. The sophomore from the Blue Angels came across the time line at 28:33.61.
Rounding out the team scoring for the Blue Angels, Johnelle Suto (So./Enterprise, Ore.) and Ana Andrade (Sr./Milwaukee, Wis.) finished in 57th and 58th place. Just outside the scoring-five for MMU, Daniela Torres (Jr./West Allis, Wis.) placed 59th at 30:04.99.
Suto's 29:29.84 was her best for a 6k race at the collegiate level. Andrade finished with a 29:54.69, thirty seconds off her NCAA personal record.
After today's eighth place finish, the Blue Angels will have two weeks to prepare before heading to Aurora, Ill. for the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championships. The conference showdown for the Blue Angels will begin at 11:00 am. Final times, placing and info for the Blue Angels can be found at MtMaryAthletics.com.