Freshman Jordan Wallace finished sixth overall at the Bethel Invite
Freshman Jordan Wallace finished sixth overall at the Bethel Invite
Women's Cross Country - Mon, Oct. 11, 2010
CHICAGO - Led by impressive individual outings by junior Rachael Dean (Lindenhurst, Ill./Judson University/Lakes) and freshman Jordan Wallace (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North), the Saint Xavier University women's cross country team ran well at the Bethel College (Ind.) Invitational this weekend in South Bend, Ind. In a field of seven teams, the Cougars finished third as a unit with Dean claiming second place individually and Wallace coming across the finish line in sixth place overall. Dean finished the 5K (5,000 meters) course in a time of 18:30, while Wallace recorded a time of 19:00.

Junior Jackie Ott (Island Lake, Ill./Marian Central Catholic) was the third SXU finisher in Friday's meet earning 21st place with a 19:58 clocking. She was followed by seniors Kelly Malone (Oak Lawn, Ill./Mother McAuley) and Jade Braden in 25th and 26th place, respectively. Malone had a time of 20:16, while Braden finished at 20:20 to wrap up the scoring for Saint Xavier. Also running for the Cougars were senior Katy Thomson (Matteson, Ill./Marian Catholic) in 34th place at 20:59 and sophomore Alyssa Driscoll (Marion, Iowa/Xavier) in 39th place at 22:12.

Saint Xavier takes a weekend off before returning to action on Saturday, October 23, with the Great Lakes Invitational hosted by Aquinas College (Mich.) in Grand Rapids, Mich. The women's race is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.