Naperville, Ill. / North
The Macalester women's cross country team got a record-setting performance from a first-year standout Saturday against a talented field at the Tori Neubauer Invitational, hosted by UW-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wis. Scots first-year runner Kimber Meyer (Naperville, Ill./North) etched her name into the Macalester record book with a top-10 finish and the best 6k time in Scots history. For her performance, Meyer was named the MIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week.
Meyer completed the 6k course in La Crosse in just 22:28.9 to add her name to the top of the Scots' women's cross country record book. That time earned her a 10th place finish in the competitive 471-runner field, and she was third among first-year runners in the race. Her performance helped Macalester's team to a top-half finish as the Scots took 14th place out of 32 teams. Meyer's Macalester record was the latest accomplishment in a successful debut season, as she has finished among the leaders at each race, including a 12-place finish at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational.
The Scots and their talented first-year runner will take this weekend off to rest up and prepare for the 2013 MIAC Women's Cross Country Championships. The conference race will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. Two weeks after that, Macalester will compete in the NCAA Central Region Championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.