September 13, 2003

Grove City 4th at Behrend Invitational

ERIE, Pa. -- Led by a fifth-place finish from sophomore Elisa Pedersen (Santa Rosa, Calif./Montgomery), the Grove City College women's cross country team finished fourth in the 11-team Penn State Behrend Invitational Saturday.

Grove City had 121 team points, trailing only Mount Union (28), Division II Mercyhurst (59) and Behrend (93).

Pedersen turned in a time of 19 minutes, 28 seconds, good for fifth in the 118-runner field. Freshman Cara Pierce (Ogdensburg, N.Y./Canton Central) placed 19th in 20:48 while classmate Alexandra Anderson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East) finished 35th in 21:34. Junior Theresa Miller (Landisville, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) took 39th in 21:44 while frosh Cyndi Lee (North East, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep) placed 49th in 22:10.

Sophomore Megan Skarada (Clarion, Pa./Clarion-Limestone) took 50th in 22:38.

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