1990 Women's Cross Country Wrap-up
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The Cobber women's cross country team completed a dream season by winning a league championship at the MIAC meet on Oct.27, taking second at the NCAA regional on Nov.10, and placing ninth at the NCAA Dlvision III national championship in Grinnell, Iowa, Nov.17.
An all-senior lineup, led by Chris Fredrick, Foley, Minn., the MIAC individual champion, captured the first-ever Cobber MIAC cross country titje. Sharon Espeland, Bismarck, N.D.; Molly Weyrens, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Peggy Savanick, Apple Valley, Minn., finished fourth, fifth and ninth respectively at the MIAC meet and earned all-MIAC honors in the process. Chris Godfrey, Duluth, Minn., finished 24th in the field of 124 runners and was the final Cobber scorer. The Cobbers edged St. Thomas 43-47 for the team title, the first time the Tommies had been beaten in the 10 years the MIAC has been sponsoring a women's cross country championship.
Fredrick placed 25th at the national meet, earning her third all-America award in two years. She was an indoor track all-American last winter in the 1,500-meter run and an indoor track all-American in the 800 meter in 1989
The talented seniors on the women's cross country team are also among the finest students on campus. All five scorers at the MIAC and national meets have also been nominated for academic all-MIAC honors. Here's why: Chris Fredrick, English writing, 3.77; Molly Weyrens, corporate fitness, English, 3.57; Sharon Espeland, social studies education, 3.70; Peggy Savanick, biology, education, 3.82; Chris Godfrey, biology, 3.77
It is small wonder that secondyear coach Marion Strand becomes a little misty-eyed when she thinks of having to replace these model student-athletes next fall.
1990 Women's Cross Country Roster Name Yr Hometown Major Jyl Boline Sr Fosston Biology\ Chem. Sharon Espeland Sr Bismarck, ND Soc Studies Ed Chris Fredrick Sr Foley Engl.\Math Betsy Froberg Sr Center City Psychology Chris Godfrey Sr Duluth Biology Jamie Narveson Sr Mankato Biology Maureen Olson Sr Stewartville Undec. Peggy Savanick Sr Apple Valley Biology\ Ed. Molly Weyrens Sr St. Cloud Corp. Fitness Susie Abrahamson Jr Fargo, ND Undec. Kathy Peterson Jr Milbank, ND Architecture Janet Williamson Jr Rochester English\Comm. Julie Haas So Minot, ND Elem. Ed. Kristin Haight So Anoka Spanish Deb Montanye So Faribault Undec. Carissa Blair So Albert Lea Journ/Mass Media Coach Marion Strand, 2nd yr at CC
1990 Men's and Women's Cross Country Schedule Date Event Time: Women Sept 15 Saint John's Invitational 1st Sept 21 Bison Cross Cnty Inv. 2nd Sept 29 St. Olaf Invitational Oct 6 U of M Invitational Oct 13 Jim Drews Inv.(UW-LaCrosse) Oct 27 MIAC, Como Park, St. Paul 1st Nov 10 NCAA III Regional Waverly, IA 2nd Nov. 17 NCAA III National Champ. 9th Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
MIAC Championships Women's Cross Country 10/27/90 Como Park, St. Paul Team Results Concordia 43 St. Thomas 47 Carleton 93 St. Olaf 109 Macalester 135 St. Benedict 168 Bethel 170 Hamline 249 St. Catherine 251 Gustavus 280 MIAC Championships Women's Cross Country 10/27/90 Como Park, St. Paul Individual Cobber Finishers Chris Fredrick 18:59.9 1st Sharon Espeland 19:03.9 4th Molly Weyren 19:06.9 5th Peggy Savanick 19:16.4 9th Chris Godfrey 19:58.5 24th Carissa Blair 19:58.8 25th Margrete Lindstad 20:07.6 32nd Jyl Boline 20:39.8 52nd Esme' Bieberly 20:45.6 59th Taria Heinen 20:59.3 64th (136 total runners)
NCAA Div. III Regionals Women's Cross Country 11/10/90 Waverly, IA Team Results *St. Thomas 50 *Concordia 88 *Simpson 102 St. Olaf 118 Carleton 145 Colorado 183 St. Benedict 190 Wartburg 203 Luther 273 Loras 315 Grinnell 317 Macalester 335 Bethel 343 St. Scholastica 356 Central of Iowa 403 Hamline 413 St. Mary's 432 Cornell INC St. Cate's INC Buena Vista INC Gustavus INC *NCAA Div. III National Qualifiers NCAA Div. III Regionals Women's Cross Country 11/10/90 Waverly, Iowa Individual Cobber Finishers Chris Fredrick 18:27 5th * Sharon Espeland 18:45 12th * Molly Weyrens 18:56 17th * Peggy Savanick 19:02 21st * Chris Godfrey 19:29 33rd * Margrete Lindstad 20:04 56th Carissa Blair 20:14 65th (124 total runners) * Career Personal Bests
St. John's Invitational Women's Cross Country 9/15 Final Team Standings Concordia 33 Macalester 68 Wartburg 84 Bethel 87 UW River Falls 134 Bemidji 155 Gustavus 178 UW Stout 205 St. John's Invitational Women's Cross Country 9/15 Individual Cobber Finishers Chris Fredrick 19:49 1st Sharon Espeland 20:07 4th Peggy Savanick 20:29 7th Molly Weyrens 20:41 9th Chris Godfrey 21:19 17th Carissa Blair 21:26 19th Taria Heinen 21:39 20th Julie Haas 21:43 23rd Kristin Haight 21:55 30th Jyl Boline 21:58 33rd Esme Bieberly 22:12 39th Margrete Lindstad 22:15 30th Dianne Lewis 23:57 57th Maureen Olson 27:50 72nd (total number of runners 78)
NDSU Bison Invitational Women's Cross Country 9/21 Final Team Standings NDSU 28 Concordia 68 Jamestown 123 Univ. of Mary 132 Moorhead State 138 UND 146 Manitoba 157 Bemidji 250 Northern State 254 NDSCS INC NDSU Bison Invitational Women's Cross Country 9/21 Individual Cobber Finishers Chris Fredrick 18:52 5th Sharon Espeland 19:19 12th Molly Weyrens 19:32 14th Peggy Savanick 19:35 16th Chris Godfrey 19:56 21st Carissa Blair 19:59 23rd Kristin Haight 20:11 30th Taria Heinen 20:24 37th Margrete Lindstad 20:28 40th Jyl Boline 20:50 44th Julie Haas 21:08 49th Esme' Bieberle 21:09 50th Dianne Lewis 22:23 68th Stacey Scott 25:21 82nd (total number of runners 85)
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