2010-08-25 / Sports

Cros-Lex Pioneers

Girls Cross Country

Coach: Lisa Shaw, 14th season

2009 season: BWAC, 1st place (four straight league titles, six in the last eight years)

Top returning runners: Brittany Bezrutczyk (Jr; 1st Team All-BWAC); Kayla Ellul (Jr., 1st Team All-BWAC); Marin Western (So., 1st Team All-BWAC); Olivia Delie (Sr., Capt.); Beth Brandon (Jr., Capt.)

Also returning: Allie McCulley (Jr.); Lynsy Romanowski (Jr.); Ann Sobell (So.); Kelsey Drake (Sr.); Alyssa Wilkins (Jr.); Bridgette Kautz (So.); Miranda Reinowski (So.); Shaina Maxwell (Sr.)

Key losses to graduation: Leah O’Connor (school record holder, now running at MSU); Sam Beaudry

Top new prospects: Abby Bringard (Fr.); Syd Shaw (Fr.); Beth McKenzie (Fr.); Syd Catton (So.)

Other prospects: Katie Birtles (Fr.); Candice Butler (So.); Jessica Genaw (Jr.); Haley Hoyt (Fr.); Courtney Klaas (Fr.); Melissa Massman (So.); Raelyn McDonald (Jr.); Breanna McEntee (Fr.); Breana Mini (Fr.); Chelsea Phillips (So.); Kristina Sturgill (Jr.); Elyssa Zielinski (Sr.)

Shaw on this year’s team: “We definitely have several talented runners trying to make varsity. There should be a lot of shuffling going on throughout the season.”

Shaw on the BWAC: “I assume Yale will be strong again. We want to be competitive.”

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