Cross Country finishes fourth at Colorado


By Nate Tenopir, Sports Editor


Amanda Vorthmann continued a strong senior season, finishing as UNO’s top runner and the Mavs took home fourth place at the 27th annual Rocky Mountain Shootout at Colorado.  The cross country team has competed three times this year and Vorthmann has been UNO’s top runner all three times.

As a team, the Mavs finished with 93 points.  Colorado, running at its home course, won with 19 points.

Vorthmann came in 13th overall with a time of 22:03.  Her time was almost two minutes faster than her mark in the same event last year.

Sophomore Katarina Zarudnaya finished as UNO’s second-best runner, coming in at a time of 23:27, 31st overall.  Senior Nicole Behm was just two seconds behind Zarudnaya.

Behm’s time was more than 2:30 off her finish from last season.  Sophomore MiKayla Peck came in at 23:31, good enough for 34th, and Ashley Kildow was 46th with a time of 23:58.

Kildow was another Mav who made a big improvement over last year’s time.  The sophomore was faster by more than three minutes over the time she posted in 2011.

Freshman Carolyn Newhouse was 59th, junior Kayla Fenske was 72nd and freshmen Kourtney Osentoski was 83rd and Avery Schmidt was 98th.

Newhouse had a time of 24:33, Fenske came in at 24:58, Osentoski posted a 25:26 mark and Schmidt finished with a time of 26:08.  Colorado’s Carrie Verdon won the race in a time of 21:03.


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