SOMERS, Wis. -- Concordia Wisconsin placed three runners in the top 10, and six in the top 25, to capture the 2011 Northern Athletics Conference Women's Cross Country Championship this morning at Dannehl National Cross Country Course on the UW-Parkside Campus.
Wisconsin Lutheran's Katie Schommer won the individual title for the second-straight year with a time of 23:34.2 in the 6K, and was also named NAC Runner of the Year for the second time. It was the first time a women's runner has repeated as individual champion at the event.
Edgewood placed second with 67 points, 18 points off the Falcons' 49-point first-place finish, and Aurora was third with 77.
Benedictine (112) was fourth, followed by Wisconsin Lutheran (124), Rockford (164), Concordia Chicago (190), and MSOE (193).
Dominican (265) was ninth, while Maranatha (270) and Alverno (293) rounded out the bottom of the standings. Marian did not have five runners finish, needed for a team score.
Schommer's teammate, Sarah Frelich was the top finisher among rookies with a time of 24:46.6, and was named NAC Freshman of the Year.
Russ DeLap was named NAC Coach of the Year after leading his team to the conference title for the fourth time in five seasons, and third-straight championship.
The top 14 finishers were named All-NAC, while the next 14 were honorable mention.
1. Concordia Wisconsin, 49
2. Edgewood, 67
3. Aurora, 77
4. Benedictine, 112
5. Wisconsin Lutheran, 124
6. Rockford, 164
7. Concordia Chicago, 190
8. MSOE, 193
9. Dominican, 265
10. Maranatha, 270
11. Alverno, 293
--. Marian, no team score