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Titans Place Eighth In Season Debut

Evlyn Noone (right) finished seventh in her first collegiate race.
Evlyn Noone (right) finished seventh in her first collegiate race.

Evlyn Noone's first collegiate race resulted in a team-best seventh-place finish as UW-Oshkosh opened its 2018 women's cross country season at the Vic Godfrey Open on Saturday (Sept. 8) in Somers.

Noone captured her finish by completing the 5,000-meter UW-Parkside course with a time of 18:50. 

Hannah Lohrenz crossed the finish line second for UW-Oshkosh with a 51st-place time of 20:01. Ashton Keene followed closely behind Lohrenz in 56th place with a time of 20:17, leaving Amanda Van Den Plas and Elizabeth Reddeman to tightly round out the Titans' top five finishes with of overall listings of 60th (20:21) and 62nd (20:22), respectively.

NCAA Division I Kansas State University captured the team title with 161 points. Four Division I teams took the next four finishes as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) placed second with 66 points, UW-Milwaukee third with 79, Marquette University fourth with 84 and Loyola University (Ill.) fifth with 115.

NCAA Division II UW-Parkside finished sixth in the 11-team meet with 139 points while Division I DePaul University (Ill.) placed seventh with 166, UW-Oshkosh eighth with 199 and NAIA Mount Mercy University (Iowa) ninth with 290.

IUPUI's Katelyn Murphy ran to the individual title with a time of 18:09. Kansas State University's Melgares trailed Murphy with a second-place time of 18:16.

Mary Hanson of Marquette University finished third among the meet's 125 runners with a time of 18:18 while Sydney Collins of Kansas State University place fourth in 18:23 and Morgan Fleming of IUPUI fifth in 18:23.

Other UW-Oshkosh participants finishing in the top 100 listings were Alexis Reichardt with an 84th-time of 21:00 and Breanna Van Den Plas with 100th-place time of 22:03.

UW-Oshkosh is off until it hosts the Titan Fall Classic on Sept. 21 at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne.

Written by Ally Gwidt, UW-Oshkosh Sports Information