Story by David Wahl III
SHELBYVILLE, Indiana - On a cold November afternoon, the Wilmington College women's cross country team went head-to-head with the Great Lakes Region and the weather. The Fightin' Quakers finished with four runners, so they did not meet the requirement to score as a team, but that did not slow them down from performing well. Hope College finished in first with 98 points while Calvin University and fellow Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) member John Carroll University finished close behind for second and thirds respectively.
Milena Wahl finished first for the Quakers in a 14 second personal record time of 23:31 for a six-kilometer race. This time was good enough to earn top 60 in the race. Savannah Rhodes ran a season-best time by a minute with a time of 25:15. Bella Stevens finished the season with the best performance on the day with a 25:23 finish, over a minute personal best.
The Quakers end the season on a high note with the top three on the team having career bests. Up next is the offseason for Wilmington.