Oles second in BluGold Invite

The St. Olaf women’s cross country team travelled to Colfax, Wis. on Oct. 3 to compete in the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite. The Oles finished in second place, 56 points behind conference foe Carleton College.

Despite placing two runners in the top 10, St. Olaf was unable to stop Carleton from running away with the event. Jamie Hoornaert ’17 was the best Ole performer, finishing in a time of 22:46.8, which was fast enough for an eighth place finish. Just behind her was Jorden Johnson ’15, who earned 10th place with a time of 22:47.9.

Capping off the strong performance were Piper Bain ’16, Amy Waananen ’15 and Michaela Banz ’15, who finished in 21st, 32nd and 34th place respectively.