Wednesday, October 12, 2011
What's Ahead: The Drake women's cross country squad will wrap up the regular season portion of its schedule when they compete at the Bradley Classic on Friday (Oct. 14). The start time for the 6,000-meter race, held at the Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Ill., is at 4:20 p.m.
Last Time Out: Led by freshman Mariel Fulton (Louisville, Colo.), Drake earned third-place honors at the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic on Saturday (Oct. 8).
Fulton ran the 5,000-meter race at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 19:12.70 to earn 11th-place.
The Bulldogs registered 114 points to come in behind Tampa and Florida Atlantic, while battling wet conditions for the first time this year.
A Year Ago: Casey McDermott placed second out of 184 runners at the Bradley Classic women's cross country meet at the Newman Golf Course on Oct.15, 2010.
McDermott was clocked in a personal best 21
minutes 17 seconds for the 6,000-meter race. Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Elise Sigg
won the race in 21:05.
In the final tune-up before competing in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships Oct. 30, McDermott helped lead the Bulldogs to eighth place in the 20-team field.
Up Next: The Bulldogs will run at the State Farm MVC Cross Country Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 30. The 5,000-meter race will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.