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Sat Sep 01
10 a.m.
at Franklin College Grizzly Invite 4th Place
in Franklin, Ind.
Sat Sep 15
10 a.m.
at Wheaton College Gil Dodds Invitational 11th Place
in Wheaton, Ill.
Thu Sep 20
6 p.m.
at Wooster Dual 2nd Place
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Sep 29
2 p.m.
at All-Ohio Championship 12th Place
in Norton, Ohio - Silver Creek Metro Park
Sat Oct 13
10:30 a.m.
at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble 12th Place
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 27
11 a.m.
at NCAC Championship 7th Place
in Powell, Ohio - Liberty Park
Sat Nov 10
11 a.m.
at NCAA Great Lakes Regional 24th Place
in Shelbyville, Ind. - Blue River Park
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Women’s XC places fourth at Franklin to open campaign

Erin O'Connor  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Erin O'Connor | Photo by Brett Dunbar

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – Thanks to a pair of top 15 finishes from freshman Emily Willson and junior Erin O'Connor, the Denison women's cross country team began their 2018 season with a fourth-place finish at the Franklin College Sodexo Grizzly Invite 6k race held at the Blue River Park cross country course in Shelbyville, Ind.

The Big Red's team score of 124 edged out fifth-place St. Mary-of-the-Woods, who finished with 125 points. Albion College finished in third place with 83 points, while Oberlin landed in second place (74) behind team champion, Mount Union (60).

DU finished with three runners in the top 20, including Willson's seventh-place finish out of 117 runners overall with a time of 24:29.90 in her college debut. O'Connor continued Denison's pace in 14th after logging a 25:24.90, and freshman Meagan Balch followed with a mark of 25:34.30 just three spots behind O'Connor in 17th place.

Sophomore Tommy Solberg, who clocked in at 26:57.40 in 44th place and sophomore Sarah Radziewicz (27:53.80 – 59th place) rounded out the scoring for the Big Red.

Denison will return to the course on Saturday, September 15 when they travel to Wheaton, Illinois to take part in the Gil Dodds Invitational at Wheaton College.