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    Huth, Wildcats Come Out on Top at Illinois Intercollegiates

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM April Likhite's squad has placed first overall in its first two meets of the 2010 season.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    April Likhite's squad has placed first overall in its first two meets of the 2010 season.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Sept. 17, 2010

    Event: Illinois Intercollegiates Meet
    Site: Normal, Ill. (Weibring Golf Course)
    Outcome: 1st/31
    Next NU Event: Saturday, Oct. 2 -- Loyola Lakefront Invitational (Chicago)
    Illinois Intercollegiates -- Complete Results Get Acrobat Reader

    NORMAL, Ill. -- Northwestern followed up its overall team victory at the season-opening Badger Cross Country Classic with another strong outing Friday, placing first out of 31 colleges and universities in the Illinois Intercollegiates event hosted by Illinois State. Sophomore Audrey Huth placed first overall in 17:35 while Sophie Ewald took second in 17:43.

    By winning the meet outright, Northwestern also was atop the team standings in the University Division with 29 team points, besting Illinois State (55 points), Illinois (73), Eastern Illinois (103) and Bradley (107) in the top five.

    "I was very proud of how our team put their efforts and priorities into following a race strategy because that definitely worked in our favor," said Northwestern head coach April Likhite. "Audrey's win was extremely impressive as was Sophie's close runner-up finish. Our depth this year is playing a powerful factor in our overall team score."

    Two true freshmen, Michelle Moriset (18:07) and Ann Powers (18:13), were the next Wildcat scorers, taking seventh and eighth overall, respectively. Junior Abby Tracy was fifth for NU, crossing 18:41.

    Northwestern's returns to Chicagoland for its next day of competition, the Loyola Lakefront Invitational at Montrose Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 2.

    Complete results from the Illinois Intercollegiates are available in PDF format at the top of the page.

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