2008-09 Hope College Women's Cross Country Results

Bill Vanderbilt Invitational
Hosted by Hope on August 30

Hope finished first among four teams. Team Scores: 1. Hope 20, 2. Cornerstone 42, 3. Albion 76. Meet Winner: Andi Ruth Owens, Cornerstone, 19:24. Hope Finishers: 1. 2. Emily Fischer, 19:39; 3. Karli Sikma, 19:50 4. Joanne Gabl, 19:51; 5. Kate Nelson, 19:53; 6. Kelly Lufkin, 19:59.

Great Lakes Colleges Association Invitational
Hosted by Oberlin, Ohio on September 13

Hope finished second in a field of seven teams. Team Scores: 1. Oberlin 35, 2. Hope 54, 3. Ohio Wesleyan 71, 4. Denison 109, 5. Kalamazoo 159, 6. Albion 160, 7. Earlham 170. Meet Winner: Joanna Johnson, Oberlin, 17:51. Hope Finishers: 7. Emily Fischer, 19:32; 8. Kelly Luftjin, 19:36; 9. Kate Nelson, 19:42; 11. Karlyn Sikma, 19:43; Salome Emmanual, 20:07.

MIAA Jamboree
Hosted by Saint Mary's, September 27

Hope finished second in a field of nine teams. Team Scores: 1. Calvin 20, 2. Hope 64, 3. Kalamazoo 114, 4. Adrian 117, 5. Saint Mary's 126, 6. Albion 157, 7. Alma 166, 8. Trine 245, 9. Olivet 275. Meet Winner (5K): Allison Iott, Kalamazoo, 18:35. Hope Finishers: 9. Kate Nelson, 19:37; 10. Emily Fischer, 19:44; 11. Kelly Lufkin, 19:47; 16. Karli Sikma, 20:14; 18. Kate Freshour, 20:29.

Hanover Invitational
at Hanover, Ind., October 4

Hope finished sixth in a field of 16 teams. Team Scores: MIT won meet with 70 points. Hope finished with 176 points. Meet Winner: Marie Borner, Bethel, 21:24. Hope Finishers: 31. Karli Sikma, 24:02; 38. Kate Nelson, 24:14; 39. Emily Fischer, 24:17; 41. Kelly Lufkin, 24:20; 47. Kate Freshour, 24:31.

Manchester Invitational
at Manchester, Ind., October 18

Hope finished 8th in a field of 13 teams. Team Scores: Cornerstone won meet with 53 points. Hope finished with 179 points. Meet Winner: Allison Iott, Kalamazoo, 21:50. Hope Finishers: 26. Sarah Gosses, 24:50; 34. Joanne Gabl, 25:08; 48. Emma Lucas, 25:44; 57. Alyssa Ambrose, 25:55; 61. Jessie Hunter, 26:06.

MIAA Championships
at Pineview Golf Course, Three Rivers, Mich.
hosted by Kalamazoo, November 1

Hope finished second in a field of nine teams. Team Scores: 1. Calvin 23, 2. Hope 67, 3. Kalamazoo 95, 4. Saint Mary's 115, 5. Albion 122, 6. Alma 145, 7. Adrian 193, 8. Trine 241, 9. Olivet dnf. Meet Winner: Allison Iott, Kalamazoo, 21:38. Hope Finishers: 10. Karli Sikma, 23:20; 11. Kate Nelson, 23:30; 12. Kelly Lufkin, 23:39; 16. Claire Bird, 24:03; 18. Kate Freshour, 24:09. All-MIAA Honors: 2nd Team - Kate Nelson, freshman from Williamston/Williamston HS; Kelly Luftkin, freshman from Houghton/Houghton HS; Karlyn Sikma, freshman from Grand Rapids/NorthPointe Christian HS; Emily Fischer, sophomore from Naperville, Ill./ Central HS.

NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional
held in Westerville, Ohio, November 15

Hope finished 9th in a field of 34 teams. Team Scores: Calvin won meet with 42 points. Hope finished with 284 points. Meet Winner: Joanna Johnson, Oberlin, 21:51. Hope Finishers: 36. Kate Nelson, 23:45; 50. Karlyn Sikma, 24:01; 64. Kelly Luftkin, 24:09; 68. Susan Savasky, 24:25; 77. Claire Bird, 24:34; 100. Kate Freshour, 24:59; 128. Emily Fischer, 25:24.

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