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    Wildcats Place Fourth at Spartan Invite

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Diana Hossfeld finished sixth Friday at the Spartan Invitational
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    Diana Hossfeld finished sixth Friday at the Spartan Invitational
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Sept. 19, 2003

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    EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Northwestern women's cross country team finished fourth out of 12 schools at the Spartan Invitational, which was run Friday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.

    Host Michigan State -- the 13th-ranked team in the nation -- placed first, scoring 47 points. Illinois was second with 74, Ohio State was third with 85, while the Wildcats scored 90.

    Junior Diana Hossfeld led the way for NU; the junior placed sixth overall and fourth among collegians with a time of 21:43.3 over the 6-kilometer course. Seniors Emily Blakeslee and Nora Colligan were the next Wildcat runners across the line; Blakeslee clocked 22:09.4 for 14th place, while Colligan was 22nd in 22:33.8.

    Freshman Casey Shea was right on Colligan's heels, finishing 23rd in 22:35.6 in her first collegiate race, while senior Nicole Kalogeropoulos rounded out NU's scoring by finishing 25th in 22:38.9.

    Northwestern is in action next weekend, taking part in the Roy Griak Invitational which is hosted annually by the University of Minnesota.

    MEET SUMMARY

    Team Scores
    1. Michigan State, 47 points
    2. Illinois, 74
    3. Ohio State, 85
    4. Northwestern, 90
    5. unattached, 109
    6. Hillsdale College, 175
    7. Oakland University, 193
    8. Central Michigan, 232
    9. Ferris State, 267
    10. Eastern Michigan, 268
    11. Lake Superior State, 315
    12. Lansing Community College, 332

    NU Runners
    6. Diana Hossfeld, 21:43.3
    14. Emily Blakeslee, 22:09.4
    22. Nora Colligan, 22:33.8
    23. Casey Shea, 22:35.6
    25. Nicole Kalogeropoulos, 22:38.9
    34. Kalysta Harmon, 23:03.7
    38. Lesley Meade, 23:13.8
    51. Mallory O'Niel, 23:33.9
    62. Lindsay McAlister, 23:59.3
    76. Catie LaBracke, 24:15.3
    85. Katie Romaine, 24:32.4
    90. Rachel Rud, 24:44.5