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October 07, 2006

Women's cross country is second at Saluki Invitational


CARBONDALE, Ill. The University of Southern Indiana women's cross country team placed second in the Saluki Invitational Saturday morning in Carbondale, Illinois. The Screaming Eagles defeated seven NCAA Division I teams in the invitational.

USI, which had three of the top 10 finishers, had 56 points as a team. Southern Illinois University, the invitational host, took to the top spot with 50 points.

The Eagles top finisher was sophomore Allison Shafer (Plainville, Indiana), who placed second with a 5k time of 17:56.24. Shafer finished behind University of Missouri-Kansas City's Sara Hiller, who won the race with a time of 17:48.66.

Joining Shafer in the top 10 were seniors Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana) and Katy Simutis (Mt. Vernon, Indiana). Burgin took fourth with a time of 18:18.12, while Simutis was fifth with a 5k time of 18:20.38.

The next action for the Eagles will be the GLVC Championships October 21 in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Ray SImmons, USI Sports Information

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