Michigan Claims Ninth Big Ten Women's Cross Country Championship

Oct. 28, 2012

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Michigan won its first Big Ten Women’s Cross Country championship since 2006, placing five runners in the top 20 to earn its ninth overall conference title. Michigan State’s Sara Kroll finished first individually on her home course, completing the 6,000 meter race in 20:12 to mark the sixth individual title in Spartan history.

The Wolverines posted a winning score of 55, as Rebecca Addison placed third and Amanda Eccleston finished 10th. Michigan State notched 75 points en route to second place.  Penn State took third with 96 points.

Iowa’s Mareike Schrulle followed Kroll in second place among individual runners, while Michigan State Leah O’Connor and Penn State’s Rebekka Simko rounded out the top five, placing fourth and fifth, respectively. The complete All-Big Ten teams can be found below.

First Team All-Big Ten
Mareike Schrulle, IOWA
Rebecca Addison, MICH
Sara Kroll, MSU
Leah O’Connor, MSU
Rebekka Simko, PSU
Gabi Anzalone, WIS
Ashely Beutler, WIS

Second Team All-Big Ten
Courtney Yaeger, ILL
Amanda Eccleston, MICH
Jillian Smith, MICH
Shannon Osika, MICH
Rachel McFarlane, MSU
Laura Docherty, MINN
Meredith Wagner, OSU