Titans Finish Second At Warhawk Invitational

The Titans' Christy Cazzola won the individual title by 13 seconds
The Titans' Christy Cazzola won the individual title by 13 seconds

Christy Cazzola (Sr. • Kaukauna) won the individual title by 14 seconds to lead the UW-Oshkosh women's cross country team to a second-place finish at the Warhawk Invitational held Saturday (Sept. 15) in Whitewater.

Cazzola, a two-time NCAA Division III All-American, completed the 6,000-meter course in a time of 22:13. Liga Blyholder, running unattached, placed second among the meet's 125 runners with a time of 22:27.

NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin captured the team title with 20 points. The Badgers owned six of the meet's top 10 runners, including Rebecca Stoebe who finished third in 22:49. Wisconsin also had Kristen Yarows place fourth in 23:01 and Jessie Sykes fifth in 23:04.

UW-Oshkosh scored 47 points to easily finish second in the 10-team meet. Host UW-Whitewater placed third with 90 points, followed by UW-Platteville in fourth with 154 and Wisconsin Lutheran College fifth with 157.

UW-Oshkosh's team scoring also included McKenzie Kelly's (Sr. • New Richmond) 17th-place time of 24:02, Taylor Bauer's (Fr. • Fort Atkinson) 23rd-place time of 24:24, Allie DeBaker's (Jr. • Green Bay) 24th-place mark of 24:25 and Danica Harrison's (Fr. • Arpin) 25th-place score of 24:26.

Other UW-Oshkosh results featured Morgan Engelhart (Jr. • Oregon) finishing 36th in 25:09, Kendal Wormuth (Fr. • Wittenberg) 39th in 25:32, Lauren Reigel (Jr. • Greenville) 41st in 25:37, Macy Egan (Fr. • New London) 44th in 25:47 and Michelle Murray (Jr. • Waunakee) 45th in 25:57.

UW-Oshkosh's next competition is scheduled for the Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 28 in South Bend, Ind.