October 31, 2003

Grove City wins 15th straight title as Pedersen repeats

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Sophomore Elisa Pedersen (Santa Rosa, Calif./Montgomery) repeated as Presidents' Athletic Conference individual champion, helping lead the Grove City College women's cross country team to its 15th consecutive PAC title Friday afternoon at Westminster College. 

Grove City earned the team title with 35 points. Bethany took second with 54, followed by Westminster (82), Waynesburg (100), Thiel (119) and Washington and Jefferson (134). 

Pedersen blitzed the field in winning by over 90 seconds. The sophomore completed the 6-kilometer course in 23 minutes, 4 seconds. 

Junior Theresa Miller (Landisville, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) joined Pedersen on the conference's First Team by taking sixth in 25:36. Freshman Cara Pierce (Ogdensburg, N.Y./Canton Central) led four Lady Wolverines on the conference's Second Team.

Pierce took eighth in 25:49 while freshman Alex Anderson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East) followed in ninth, four seconds later. Sophomore Megan Skarada (Clarion, Pa./Clarion-Limestone) placed 11th in 26:11 and junior Katherine Muse (Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata) finished 14th in 27:08. 

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