Wake Forest Finishes Eighth at Bill Dellinger Invitational

Sept. 29, 2007

Complete Results

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Junior Nicole Schappert and senior Caitlin Chrisman each placed in the top 20 to lead Wake Forest to an eighth-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Springfield Country Club.

Schappert and Chrisman each posted their third top-20 performance of the season to lead the Demon Deacons to an eighth-place finish out of 14 teams. Schappert finished the 6k race in 20:49 to place 14th out of 141 runners. Chrisman was four spots behind in 18th with a time of 20:55.

Freshman Jessica Barton was the third Deacon across the finish line, placing 42nd in 21:21.

Fellow freshman Chelsea Bolton and junior Merry Placer finished back-to-back in 56th and 57th respectively to round out Wake Forest's top five. Bolton and Placer each turned in times of 21:34.

Freshman Marley Burns was just two seconds off Bolton and Placer in 61st place with a mark of 21:36.

Freshman Cate Berenato ran a 22:25 to finish in 89th, while redshirt freshman Whitney Curry was 131st in 23:02.

Freshmen Anne-Marie Duncan and Cristina Richard rounded out the Deacon competitors on the day. Duncan ran a 23:02, while Richard finished in 24:40.



Wake Forest's top five combined for a team score of 187, nine points off seventh-place Portland. Host Oregon won the meet with 65 points, and Arkansas was second with 90 points.

Oregon's Nicole Blood took home the individual title, finishing in a time of 20:04.

The Deacons are off next weekend before returning to action at the Penn State Invitational on Friday, Oct. 12. The race will be Wake Forest's final competition prior to the ACC Championships on Oct. 27 in Charlottesville, Va.

Wake Forest Individual Results
14. Nicole Schappert, 20:49; 18. Caitlin Chrisman, 20:55, 42. Jessica Barton, 21:21; 56. Chelsea Bolton, 21:34; 57. Merry Placer, 21:34; 61. Marley Burns, 21:36; 89. Cate Berenato, 22:25; 131. Whitney Curry, 23:02; 138. Anne-Marie Duncan, 23:46; 141. Cristina Richard, 24:40.

Team Results
1. Oregon 65, 2. Arkansas 90, 3. Washington 93, 4. Colorado State 95, 5. BYU 104, 6. Georgia 162, 7. Portland 178, 8. Wake Forest 187, 9. Marquette, 10. New Mexico 301, 11. UCLA 322, 12. Montana 324, 13. Oregon State 331, 14. UTEP 403.

Top Five Individuals
1. Nicole Blood, Oregon, 20:04; 2. Katie Follett, Washington, 20:17; 3. Alex Kosinski, Oregon, 20:24; 4. April Thomas, Colorado State, 20:27; 5. Katie Bowen, BYU, 20:31.

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