TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Notre Dame women’s team opened the spring cross country season at the FSU Winter XC Classic in Tallahassee on Friday. The Irish came in eighth with 209 points in a race that included 18 full teams.
Colorado (72), Stanford (77) and Duke (128) took the top three spots in the race, followed by Oklahoma State (181) and Iowa State (189) to round out the top five.
Notre Dame was led by Olivia Markezich, who crossed the line in 22nd place with a time of 20:46.5 over the 6,000m course. Teammate Maddy Denner was the second Irish finisher, turning in a time of 21:02.0 for 31st overall.
Hatherly-Piane Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Matt Spark’s Take
On the team’s performance…
“Today was rough. We were without three of our top six runners from the fall cross country season and those losses were too much for us to overcome today”.
“Individually, Olivia Markezich continues to improve. She will be able to compete on a national level soon.”
FSU Winter XC Classic
Apalachee Regional Park
Feb. 5, 2021
Women’s 6K – Individual ND Finishers
22. Olivia Markezich – 20:46.5
31. Maddy Denner – 21:02.0
51. Jocelyn Long – 21:33.1
53. Annasophia Keller – 21:33.6
57. Meghan Scott – 21:36.6
78. Jacqueline Gaughan – 21:57.3