Women's Cross Country Sixth at NCAA Regional; Raiders Top OAC Team

Caitlin Goggin (Photo by Mike Munden)

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Mount Union's women's cross country team placed sixth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Saturday in Anderson, Indiana.

The Purple Raiders had 230 points which was 17 points ahead of seventh place and Ohio Athletic Conference champion Ohio Northern.

Junior Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) paced Mount Union as she finished 22nd with a time of 22:29.63.

Sophomores Brooke Benner (Orrville/Orrville) and Stacy Cameron (Canton/Massillon Perry) were the next two Raiders in at 30th and 50th place respectively while junior Rachel Smith (Waterford, Pa./Ft. LeBoeuf) in 61st and sophomore Catie Campbell (Blacklick/Licking Heights) in 72nd place made up the rest of the team score.

2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Anderson, Ind.

1. Hope (Mich.) 91, 2. Oberlin 95, 3. Calvin (Mich.) 103, 4. Kenyon 155, 5. Case Western Reserve 186, 6. Mount Union 230, 7. Ohio Northern 257, 8. John Carroll 286, 9. Alma (Mich.) 297, 10. DePauw (Ind.) 316, 11. Manchester (Ind.) 323, 12. Denison 329, 13. Ohio Wesleyan 359, 14. Albion (Mich.) 359, 15. Wooster 412, 16. Franciscan 425, 17. Hanover 505, 18. Trine (Ind.) 511, 19. St. Mary's (Ind.) 515, 20. Franklin (Ind.) 542, 21. Adrian (Mich.) 552, 22. Wilmington 558, 23. Otterbein 560, 24. Wittenberg 699, 25. Anderson (Ind.) 703, 26. Bluffton 757, 27. Kalamazoo (Mich.) 799, 28. Mt. St. Joseph 860, 29. Spalding (Ky.) 918, 30. Defiance 937, 31. Hiram 957, 32. Transylvaina (Ky.) 983, 33. Olivet (Mich.) 999.

Top-5 Individuals

1. Allison Steinbrunner (Oh. Northern) 21:00.31, 2. Carey Lyons (Oberlin) 21:37.17, 3. Jenna Willett (Kenyon) 21:42.00, 4. Sheri McCormack 21:46.14, 5. Nicole Michmerhuizen (Calvin) 21:49.41

Mount Union

22. Caitlin Goggin 22:29.63, 30. Brooke Benner 22:46.57, 50. Stacy Cameron 23:18.46, 61. Rachel Smith 23:36.73, 72. Catie Campbell 23:54.80, 126. Brooke Mathie 24:51.74, 165. Hayley Buzulencia 25:51.18

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