Cross Country at Lucian Rosa Invitational on Saturday

Oct. 10, 2013

2013 Lucian Rosa Invitational
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Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course
Somers, Wis.
Saturday, Oct. 12
10 a.m. 

MILWAUKEE – Competing at the site where they will host the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championships in early November, the Marquette University men’s and women’s cross country teams will get a chance to run the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Somers, Wis., on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Lucian Rosa Invitational.

“This is a great opportunity for us to compete on the course where the BIG EAST Conference Championships will be held early next month,” Marquette head coach Mike Nelson said. “The Wayne E. Dannehl Course is one of the most historic courses in the nation. Getting the chance to preview the course before the championship will help us understand nuances of the terrain.  We’re looking forward to competing on Saturday at Parkside.” 

The meet, hosted for the 27th time by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2013, will feature 23 squads and 289 student-athletes on the men’s side with 27 women’s teams comprised of 342 runners.

The men’s 8,000-meter race is slated to begin activities at 10 a.m., with the women’s 5,000-meter race following suit at 11 a.m.

Men’s student-athletes competing (15):
Spencer Agnew, Patrick Campbell, Michael Corr, Marc DiVerde, Max Edwards, Nate Gomoll, Cody Haberkorn, William Hennessy, Ryan Kaestner, Blake Lawson, David Sajdak, Ben Schmitz,  Jack Senefeld, Andres Tineo-Paz, Christian Zambrano.

Women’s student-athletes competing (15):
Sarah Ball, Abigail Busse, Brittney Feivor, Mariah Frank, Hannah Frett, Kellie Greenwood, Haley Loprieno, Grace Magliola, Elisia Meyle, Maggie O'Loughlin, Rebecca Pachuta, Alison Parker, Sarah Poirier, Kayla Spencer, Kenzie Vicker.

NCAA Division I teams competing:
Chicago State, DePaul, UIC, Marquette, Northwestern (women only), Milwaukee (women only).

LAST TIME OUT: The Marquette University women’s cross country placed ninth and the men 14th on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky. Sophomore Kellie Greenwood continued to lead the Golden Eagles for the third time in as many meets with a 25th-place finish in 17:52.27. Redshirt sophomore Jack Senefeld paced MU’s men for the second meet in a row with a 36th-place finish in 25:38.99.

NOTES/QUICK HITS:

• The Golden Eagles will host the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championships in Somers, Wis., at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course on Saturday, Nov. 2. It marks the first time MU has hosted the cross country championships since doing so at the same course in 2009.

• Head coach Mike Nelson is in his seventh season with the Golden Eagles in 2013.

• Redshirt senior Jack Senefeld is the only returning student-athlete to have run in the last three conference championships and has also run in a pair of NCAA Great Lakes Regional meets.

• Senior Hannah Frett leads the MU women with two appearances in both the BIG EAST and regional championships.

UP NEXT: The Golden Eagles will run at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill., on Friday, Oct. 18 in preparation for the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships, which they will host on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Somers, Wis.