Drake XC News!

Drake fifth-year senior Kirsten Lake (Parker, Colo.) blew past the field Friday in the Bulldog Classic women’s cross country race with a time of 14:58 on the 4K kilometer course at Ewing Park.  “It feels really good,” Lake said after winning her race by six seconds. “It’s a good way to start off the season. I feel a lot more confidence now going into the rest of the season.” Lake, who had an impressive 2012 track season, focused on a more intense training regimen this summer in preparation of her final cross country season.  “I definitely stepped up my mileage compared to other summers,” she said. Sophomore Mariel Fulton (Monarch, Colo.) was Drake’s top finisher a year ago and finished with the eighth best time this season at, 15:33. She was followed by junior Amanda Marwitz (Crystal Lake, Ill.) who finished in 13th place in 15:58.

A group of young Bulldogs had strong showings in their first competitive race. Emma Johnson (Mora, Minn.), Cassie Aerts (David City, Neb.), andEmma Huston (Des Moines, Roosevelt) finished in 15th and 17th respectively.
No team scores were kept for the event.  The Bulldogs will head to Minneapolis next weekend for the Oz Memorial on Sept. 7.

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