Hamline News

September 12, 2009

Branigan, Pipers place 4th at All-American

Branigan (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) finished the race one minute and three seconds after overall winner Stephanie Perleberg of UW- La Crosse. 

Fellow Piper classmate Kate Drinane (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) joined her in the top 15 by finishing 11th with a time of 19:48.  Jessica Kocisak (Jr., Ramsey, Minn.) rounded out the top 25 by crossing the finish line at 20:11.

Sara Holland (So., Dousman, Wis.) completed the race 27th with a time of 20:32, and her fellow sophomore Carolyne Bocovich (So., Andover, Minn.) finished 34th, crossing the finish line at 20:58.

Seniors Rachel Glissman (Sr., Omaha, Neb.) and Rachel Simmer (Champlin Park, Minn.) rounded out the finishes for the Pipers placing 34th and 38th respectively. Glissman completed the race in 21:12, while Simmer completed it five seconds later. 

The overall performance by the women’s cross country team today was good enough to earn a fourth place finish overall out of eight teams, with a score of 101. UW-La Crosse, Luther College, and UW- Eau Claire finished head of the Pipers with scores of 41, 45, and 98 respectively.

UW-River Falls, Iowa Central Community College, Grand View University, and the Luther College Alumni team, all finished behind Hamline. 

The Pipers women’s cross country team with next compete on Saturday, September 26, at the Lest Bolstad Gold Course in the Roy Griak Invitational.

The 6K race will be hosted by the University of Minnesota. It is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.