Iowa Finishes Seventh At Big Tens

Oct. 30, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The 30th-ranked University of Iowa women’s cross country team placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships hosted by the University of Minnesota. The 6,000-meter race held at Les Bolstad Golf Course was won by No. 3 Michigan who finished with a team score of 42 points. No. 30 Iowa finished with 170 team points.

Meghan Armstrong (16th, 21:43) has led Iowa every race and today was no different as she finished 16th overall. Racheal Marchand (22nd, 21:59), Nikki Chapple (35th, 22:31) and Shannon Stanley (44th, 22:47) all had top 50 finishes for Iowa. Molly Esche (53rd, 23:16), Jessica Schmidt (54th, 23:16) and Allison Billhardt (74th, 24:21) also competed for the Hawkeyes.

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Iowa is scheduled to compete next on November 12, when they host the NCAA Midwest Regionals.

TEAM RESULTS (Top 5 + Iowa)1.  Michigan (No. 3)    42, 1:47:012.  Illinois (No. 6)        60, 1:47:353.  Minnesota   (No. 11)          82, 1:48:304.  Indiana             128, 1:50:405.  Michigan State (No.23)  145, 1:51:067.  Iowa                170, 1:52:18
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS(Top Three Plus Iowa Placers)1. Cassie Hunt (Illinois) 23:312. Alyson Kohlmeier (Michigan) 23:563. Emily Brown (Minnesota) 24:0616. Meghan Armstrong (Iowa) 21:4322. Racheal Marchand (Iowa) 21:5935. Nikki Chapple (Iowa) 22:3144. Shannon Stanley 22:4753. Molly Esche (Iowa) 23:1654. Jessica Schmidt (Iowa) 23:1674. Allison Billhardt (Iowa) 24:21=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>="http:>