theRedshirt freshman Emily Brown won the intrasquad race in leading the Maroon Team to a 22-33 victory over the Gold Team in the Minnesota women's cross country Intrasquad Meet on Saturday. Brown, who reshirted last season after foot surgery, covered the 5-kilomter course in 19 minutes, 20.8 seconds.
Brown led a Maroon Team that placed three runners in the top five. Sophomore Lauren Williams placed second in 19:22.7, followed by Jen Hess in fourth in 19:28.5.
Zoe Nagell paced the Gold Team with a third-place showing, covering the course in 19:24.6. Harper McConnell placed fifth in 19:37.5.
"It was your typical first meet of the season, but I was pleased at our mental focus in dealing with the warm weather conditions," Golden Gopher head coach Gary Wilson said. "It was nice to see Emily out there competing after a year off. She's in excellent shape and will make an impact for us this season."
Gopher senior Darja Vasiljeva missed the race with a hamstring injury that could cause her to miss the season. Doctors will evaluate her condition next week.
Minnesota Women's Cross Country Intrasquad Meet Les Bolstad Cross Country Course Maroon 1-2-4-6-9 = 22 Gold 3-5-7-8-10 = 33 Top 10 Finishers: 1. Emily Brown (M) 19:20.8 2. Lauren Williams (M) 19:22.7 3. Zoe Nagell (G) 19:24.6 4. Jen Hess (M) 19:28.5 5. Harper McConnell (G) 19:37.5 6. Katrina Rundhaug (M) 19:40.0 7. Amy Lindner (G) 19:42.3 8. Carly Emil (G) 19:44.8 9. Laura Bjork (M) 19:47.9 10. Krista Anderson (G) 19:49.4 Other finishers: 11. Sarah Hesser (M), 19:52.4; 12. Stacia Kalinoski (G), 20:21.3; 13. Paula Hoffert (M), 20:30.0; 14. JoEllen Arons (M), 20:42.3; 15. Kimberly Magee (G), 20:44.0; 16. Jessica Syfko (M), 20:59.5; 17. Jena Trask (M), 21:18.5; 18. Diana Berlinerblau (M); 21:50.5; 19. Theresa Ascheman (G), 22:02.7.