October 15, 2011

Storm women show improvement at LaCrosse

LACROSSE, Wis. - The Simpson women ran to a 19th-place finish Saturday at the highly competitive Drews/Neubauer Invitational, hosted by UW-LaCrosse.

Jade Osborne finished as Simpson's top runner for the fourth time in as many races, running the 6-kilometer course in 24:81, good for 78th.  The Storm's second finisher, Courtney Licht was 120th (25:28).

Lindsey Borgomainerio stepped up in big fashion for the Storm, running a 25:47 (126th).

"We had some illness this week, and Lindsey stepped up and ran a life-time best race today when we needed her the most," head coach Heath Moenck said.

Signe Mayland ran 26:05 (134th), Maddy McAreavy ran 26:25 (140th), and Lauren Doocy ran 26:36 (143rd). Shelby King rounded out Simpson's top seven, running 26:47 (145th)

"It's great to see our squad running at its best in the important part of the season," Moenck said. "It's fun watching this team compete; it's anybody's guess to see who will finish in any given position."

The Storm are off next week before traveling to the Iowa Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Decorah.