Men’s Results ~ Women’s Results
Oct. 10, 2009 –One of the biggest regular season meets for the Bulldog Cross Country teams took place on Saturday at the GLVC/MIAA Challenge in Rolla. The women finished third behind Dani Dell’Orco’s fourth place finish while the men were fifth.
Dell’Orco finished with a time of 17:53.7 and trailed Mary Ballenger (Southern Indiana), Kimi Shank and Ashley Siler of Missouri Southern by just under a half minute in the 5K race.
Anne Ratermann crossed in 10th as the Bulldogs scored 68 points to Missouri Southern 23 and Southern Indiana’s 50. Five of the eight schools in the meet were ranked in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association regional polls and Missouri Southern, Southern Indiana and Pittsburg State were in the national poll.
Karen Grauel was four seconds behind Ratermann for 11th place (18:46) while Cindy Grauel finished in 18th.
Joey Walls and Adam Kell helped the Bulldog men to a fifth place finish in the stacked field. Five of the eight teams were ranked nationally and six of the eight regionally.
Truman’s 104 point tally edged out #14 Southwest Baptist by 50 points.
Walls finished 10th with a time of 25:09.2 and Kell was 12th with a finish of 25:12.3. Bob Gorman was the third Bulldog to cross in 21st position.
The teams will now head to Emporia in two weeks for the MIAA Championships.