overSenior Zoe Nagell won the intrasquad race in a time of 19 minutes, 20 seconds, to lead the Gold Team to a 26-30 victory over the Maroon Team in the Minnesota women's cross country Intrasquad Meet on Saturday. Nagell proved her MVP honors she received last year as a junior by leading the pack the entire race.
Gold had one other runner besides Nagell that placed in the top five. Harper McConnell, a junior from Manhattan, Kansas, finished third in 19:27 to represent Gold.
Junior Lauren Williams led the Maroon Team with a second-place showing, covering the course in 19:22. Following right behind her were juniors Sarah Hesser placing fourth in 19:28, and Jen Hess finishing fifth in 19:34 for the Maroon.
It was a beautiful day for a race on the Les Bolstad Cross Country Course. Family, friends and other supporters of the Gopher Women were out to enjoy the competition and weather. Coach Gary Wilson began the event with introductions of players, coaches, trainers and other staff for a great start to the season.
Heather Horton, a junior from Chippwea Falls, Wisconsin missed the race with an injury that occurred while pole vaulting.
Minnesota Women's Cross Country Intrasquad Meet Les Bolstad Cross Country Course
Gold 1-3-6-7-8-10 = 26 Maroon 2-4-5-9 = 30
Top 10 Finishers: 1. Zoe Nagell 19:20 2. Lauren Williams 19:22 3. Harper McConnell 19:27 4. Sarah Hesser 19:28 5. Jen Hess 19:34 6. Stefanie Zeihen 19:53 7. Ladia Albertson-Junkans 20:00 8. Carly Emil 20:04 9. Stacia Kalinoski 20:12 10. Katie Howery 20:13
Other finishers: 11. Amy Lindner (M), 20:19; 12. Darja Vasiljeva (G), 20:32; 13. Paula Hoffert (G), 20:33; 14. Gabrielle Anderson (M), 20:36; 15. Kimberly Magee (M), 20:41; 16. Allison Joelson (G), 20:51; 17. Shanna Bodilly (G), 20:55; 18. Annie Yetzer (M), 21:02; 19. Annie Wells (M), 21:03; 20. Jena Trask (M), 21:10; 21. Lisa Remark (G), 21:17; 22. Diana Berlinerblau (G), 21:58; 23. Jamie Rooney (M), 22:52; 24. Debbie Thompson (G), 23:37.