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SU Women’s Cross Country runs second at Kutztown’s Division II/III Challenge

The Shippensburg University women’s cross country team asserted itself well in its first 6K race of the season, placing second Friday night at the Division II/III Challenge hosted by Kutztown University on the North Campus Farm Course.

Sophomore Livi Rieck (Fayetteville, Pa./Chambersburg Area Career Magnet) paced the Raider scorers with a third-place performance, crossing the finish line in 24:24.3. Rieck ran 11th in last year’s race at Kutztown.   

Junior Belle Weikert (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) placed sixth, serving as SU’s No. 2 scorer. Weikert ran 24:43.8.

Redshirt-sophomore Kelsey Hull (Centre Hall, Pa./Penns Valley) and junior Victoria Mattioli (York, Pa./Red Lion (West Chester) ran 11th and 12th, posting respective times of 25:11 and 25:18, while junior Leah Moffitt (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area) rounded out the SU scorers with a 16th-place finish in 25:47.

Shippensburg is back in action next weekend at Dickinson’s Long/Short Invitational, which is held in Newville at Big Spring High School.

Shippensburg (2nd, 48 points)

3. Livi Rieck 24:24.3

6. Belle Weikert 24:43.8

11. Kelsey Hull 25:11.2

12. Victoria Mattioli 25:18.8

16. Leah Moffitt 25:47.5

21. Katy Todd 26:01.0

26. Emilea Alleman 26:20.3

28. Helene Shevick 26:23.0

31. Natalie DiCriscio 26:28.3

37. Morgan Hess 26:37.7

49. Ella Smith 27:42.4

66. Haylie Kurilla 29:35.9

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