MADISON, Wisc. -The James Madison women's cross country team went against one of the top fields in the country and finished 36th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Oct. 14. The 6k race was held on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisc.
The Dukes averaged running the course in a time of 21:51 and finished with 864 points in the race. Washington won the team title with a score of 199, defeating Vanderbilt in second at 211. Arizona was third at 230, with Villanova (232) and Stanford (256) completing the top five teams in the 44-team field.
Junior Katie Harman (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) was the top JMU runner, finishing 57th among the 305 runners in a time of 20:59. Junior Stacey Nobles (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) was next for the Dukes in 107th in 21:18, with junior Katie Gorman (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) finishing 185th in 21:49. Senior Jess Zozos (Glenshaw, Pa./Shaler) completed the course in 22:17, finishing 241st, with freshman Kristen Landry (Boonton Township, N.J./Mountain Lakes) in 274th (22:50) and junior Annie Reiner (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) in 291st (23:20) rounding out the Dukes' effort.
Villanova's Sheila Reid was the top finisher overall, running the course in 20:00, defeating Jorday Hasay of Oregon by two seconds and California's Deborah Maier by three seconds.
The Dukes look to defend their Colonial Athletic Association title at the 2011 CAA Cross Country Championships in Atlanta, Ga., on Sat., Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.