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Women's Cross Country 12th at Eagle Invitational

Women's Cross Country 12th at Eagle Invitational



WARRENVILLE, Illinois - The Wilmington College women's cross country team finished in 12th place in a competitive field at the Eagle Invitational hosted by Benedictine University on Friday afternoon.

The Fighin' Quakers finished with 316 points. The University of Chicago won the 20-team invitational with 48 points.

Savannah Rhodes was the top Quaker to finish, doing so in 39th place with a time of 25:14.6. Allison Helmke crossed the finish line next, completing the six-kilometer course in 26:25.2 for a 97th place finish. The Wilmington trio of Katie Hughes (27:00.2), Kendra Stahl (27:39.4) and Kelly Rice (27:53.4) rounded out Wilmington's top five with all three recording sub-28:00 times.

"Today was our best race of the year," Head Coach Ron Combs said. "We did a better job with our pack time 1-5. I'm excited about the improvement we have made the last month."

Wilmington will get the chance to compete at home next week by hosting the Jenna Strong Invitational on Friday.