A Trio Of Top 25 Finishers At Carleton

Senior Miriah Forness led Concordia for the first time in her career and she was one of three Top 25 finishers for the Cobbers at the Carleton Invite.
Senior Miriah Forness led Concordia for the first time in her career and she was one of three Top 25 finishers for the Cobbers at the Carleton Invite.

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (9/21/19)--- Concordia placed fifth in a tough field, which featured the Cobbers first look at MIAC competition on the year, at the Carleton Running of the Cows. The Cobbers were spurred on by a trio of Top 25 finishes.

The 6k course proved a challenge for all competitors with wet and humid conditions. The temperature at race time was 75 degrees with the humidity near 90-perecent.

Runners described the course as, "hilly, brutal and mentally challenging." The weather and course conditions didn't stop the Cobber women from having success against a nationally and regionally-ranked field.

Senior Miriah Forness led the Cobber women for the first time in her career as she placed 11th in a time of 23:50.

Fellow senior Kara Andersen was the team's No.2 runner, crossing the line in 24:08 and coming home in 21st place – her second straight Top 22 finish. Josie Herrmann rounded out the trio of top 25 finishers. She had a finishing time of 24:18 and was 25th. It was also Herrmann's second straight Top 25 finish.

Former Brainerd HS standouts  Meritt Miller and Emily Rugloski completed the Top 5 for the Cobbers. Miller was 48th in a time of 24:54 and Rugloski placed 70th at 25:30. Sophomore Isabel Fredrickson came across in 84th place in 25:49. Freshman Amelia Landsverk continued her stellar first-year campaign, crossing the line five seconds behind Frederickson  in 87th place. They rounded out the team's Top 7 finishers.

Juniors Emily Hao and Carly Fornshell finished the course in 26:13 and 26:25. Sophomore, and Iowa native, Kaitlyn Rooney felt at home at the course which was surrounded by corn fields, finishing the trek in 28:04. Freshman Quinn Wrigley put on a gutsy performance as she continues to battle an ailing hip. She traveled the course in 30:00.


UP NEXT: Concordia is back in action on October 4 at the Jimmie Invite. The race distance will drop to 5k for the next two races before the team returns to Carleton for the MIAC Championship on November 2. Concordia's early-season success could be the fuel for a strong season as they continue training hard in Moorhead.