Cross Country Captures a Title at National Catholic Invite

Lewis Women's Cross Country Captures Small School Title at National Catholic Invitational Friday

Published: September 15, 2023.

The Lewis University women's cross country team won the small school championship after finishing first place among non NCAA DI schools while placingthird overall at the National Catholic Inviteon Friday (Sept. 15). The Flyer's finished with 65 points.

Leading the way for Lewis was juniorHannah Smrcka(Cory, Penn.)who finished the 5K race with a time of 17:50.2. SeniorAbbey Kozak(Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township)was the next Flyer to cross the finish line after recording a time of 18:00.5.

SeniorCaroline Pacer-Ryan(Wheaton, IL/West Chicago)was not far behind Abbey as she finished with a time of 18:07.5. SeniorAnna Kozak(Lockport, IL/Lockport Township)crossed the finish line next for Lewis after recording a time of 18:23.1.

Graduate StudentJuliana Stogsdill(Plainfield, Ill.)was right behind Kozakafter finishing the race with a time of 18:24.8. Next up for Lewis was another Graduate StudentDarby Roth(Doylestown, Penn.)who had a time of 18:27.7.

Kate Guderjan(Frankfort, IL/Lincolnway East)finished next for the Flyers after the sophomore crossed the finish line with a time of 18:32.4. Rachel Morrison crossed the finish line at 18:39.7.

Naylah Allen(Oswego, Ill./Oswego East)was ninth and 40th overall after finishing the race at 18:44.3.Madilyn Calloway(Rochester, IN/Rochester Community)wrapped up the top 10 finishers for Lewiswho was right behind Allenafter recording a time of 18:45.5.

(1st in small schools, 10th overall)Hannah Smrcka(Cory, Penn.)- 17:50.2
(2nd in small schools, 14th overall)Abbey Kozak(Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township)-18:00.5
(3rd in small schools, 16th overall)Caroline Pacer-Ryan(Wheaton, IL/West Chicago)- 18:07.5
(4th in small schools, 23rd overall)Anna Kozak(Lockport, IL/Lockport Township) 18:23.1
(5th in small schools, 24th overall)Juliana Stogsdill(Plainfield, Ill.) 18:24.8
(6th in small schools, 26th overall)Darby Roth(Doylestown, Penn.)- 18:27.7
(7th in small schools, 28th overall)Kate Guderjan(Frankfort, IL/Lincolnway East) 18:32.4
(8th in small schools, 35thoverall)Rachael Morrison(Huntley, IL)- 18:39.7
(9th in small schools, 40th overall)Naylah Allen(Oswego, Ill./Oswego East)- 18:44.3
(10th in small schools, 41st overall)Madilyn Calloway(Rochester, IN/Rochester Community)- 18:45.5

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