Wenesday, October 5, 2011
What's Ahead: The Drake women's cross country team looks to build
off of its success at the Grand View Invitational last weekend when they head
down Orlando, Fla., to participate in the Walt Disney Cross Country Classic on
Saturday (Oct. 8). This will be the program's first trip to the invitational
held at the ESPN
Wide World of Sports Complex. Start time for the 5,000-meter race is at 7:30 a.m. CT.
Time Out: The Drake women's cross country "B" squad earned a
second-place showing at the Grand View Invitational on Friday (Sept. 30).
Leading the way for the Bulldogs was freshman Melissa Parks (Norfolk, Neb.), who earned an
eighth-place showing finishing in 19:39. 2010 Drake Relays 10,000-meter
champion Obsie Birru of Grand View won the 5,000-meter race at Ewing Park in
Close behind Parks was sophomore Erin Poss (Antioch, Ill.) who earned ninth-place
with a time of 19:53.Fellow sophomore Celia Venezia (Labadie, Mo.) was 10th crossing the
line in 19:54.
Next: The Bulldogs will compete in
their final tune up of the season before the State Farm Missouri Valley
Conference Cross Country Championship when they compete at the Bradley Classic
on Oct. 14.