October 17, 2003

Pedersen earns individual title at California Classic

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Sophomore Elisa Pedersen (Santa Rosa, Calif./Montgomery) earned first place at the California University of Pennsylvania Classic Friday afternoon, helping Grove City finish second of five teams overall.

Pedersen covered the course in 23:09 to pick up her first win of the year. It is her sixth Top 10 finish in as many races in 2003.

Also for Grove City, freshman Cara Pierce (Ogdensburg, N.Y./Canton Central) finished 10th in a personal-best 25:52 while junior Theresa Miller (Landisville, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) placed 11th in 26:07. Sophomore Megan Skarada (Clarion, Pa./Clarion-Limestone) finished 13th in a time of 26:31 while freshman Alex Anderson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East) crossed the finish line 16th-fastest in 26:56.

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