Miami Women's Cross Country Team Places Third at the All-Ohio Championship Andrea Kremer Andrea Kremer

Final Stats

Oct. 13, 2002

The Miami women's cross country team proved it can contend with the best, even without one of its top runners in the All-Ohio Collegiate Championship at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

The RedHawk team finished third overall with 84 points in the 42-team field of Ohio colleges. Six of Miami's seven runners finished in the top-40 of the 267 finishers.

Andrea Kremer (Bishop Chatard, IN/Bishop Chatard) placed sixth with a time of 18:29.0 to lead the way for the Red and White. Miami missed the presence of all-MAC junior Kristen Fryburg (Dayton, Ohio/Kettering Alter), who had placed second behind Kremer in every race before Saturday's meet. Freshman Katy Pryor (New Castle, IN/New Castle) and senior Kylee Studer (Edgerton, Ohio/Edgerton) picked up the slack by running together to place 13th and 14th, respectively with times of 18:55.5 and 18:59.0.

Sophomore Sarah Bertolini (Canton, Ohio/St. Thomas Aquinas) was the fourth RedHawk to cross the finish line when she placed 20th with a time of 19:07.5. Freshman Kelly Ardelean (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) and senior Sara Edwards (Centerville, Ohio/Kettering Alter) finished next for Miami nearly six seconds apart. Ardelean placed 31st and Edwards came in 40th with times of 19:42.4 and 19:48.9.

Toledo took home first place while Kent State barely edged out the RedHawks for second place. Toledo senior Briana Shook earned the top spot with her time of 17:35.3.

The RedHawks will compete in the Pre-NCAA Invitational at Indiana State next Saturday. The race features nearly 100 Division one teams.