Women Compete in Gibson Family Invitational



TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau teamed up to host the third annual Gibson Family Collegiate Cross Country Classic on Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Course.

The Gibson Family Cross Country Collegiate Classic has been established to recognize the contributions of the Gibson Family to the sport of cross country.  Greg Gibson graduated from Rose-Hulman in 1984 and is a member of the Fightin' Engineer athletic Hall of Fame.

The meet featured 380 student-athletes from 14 colleges and universities in eight states.  Teams will travel to Terre Haute from Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Lauren Reich won the women's six-kilometer race, and Bellarmine University won the women's team event with 40 points.

Rose-Hulman was led by freshman Nicole Gonzalez (Camarillo, Calif.) with a time of 26:25.2 in 47th place.

Junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville, Ind./Southmont) placed 53rd overall in 26:40, and sophomore Katherine Moravec (Seymour, Ind) helped the 11th place team effort with a time of 26:58 in 56th place.

The women return to action October 14, as they travel to Wilmington, Ohio to compete in the Wilmington Fall Classic.

TEAM SCORES: 1) Bellarmine 40; 2) DePauw 85; 3) Illinois Wesleyan 90; 4) Wheeling Jesuit 93; T5) Manchester 166; T5) Berry 166; 7) St. Joseph's 178; 8) Sewanee 200; 9) Webster 260; 10) Wisconsin-Lutheran 263; 11) Rose-Hulman 292; 12) Greenville 362

INDVIDUAL SCORES: 47) Nicole Gonzalez 26:25; 53) Creasy Clauser 26:40; 56) Katherine Moravec 26:58; 66) Shannon Butler 26:57; 70) Ashley Schumacher 28:39; 71) Anna Taylor 29:40; 121) Katelyn Stenger 31:24