MADISON, Wisc. – Senior Maddie Criscione led the way for the Vanderbilt cross country team in the prestigious Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday. The Park City, Utah native ran a 21.23.5 over the 6,000-meter course as the Commodore’s top finisher.
As a team, the Commodores placed 32nd in the stacked Championship division field, which featured seven of the nation’s top 10 teams and 16 of the top 30. Reagan Bustamante ran a career best with a time of 21.48.7 – besting her previous career best time of 22:18.6 set last season at the SEC Championships.
Megan Huebner ran a very solid race on the Zimmer course, posting a time of 21.49.4, just shy of her career best of 21:42.2 set in the very same meet in 2015.
Junior Devon Grisbaum and freshman Gillian Mortimer finished within a second of each other posting times of 22:11.1 and 22:12.3, respectively to round out the scoring for the Commodores. Kendall Derry (22:20.7) and Ginger Hutton (22:34.7) rounded out the championship division results.
The Commodores also had three runners in the Open Division. Freshman Anna Grace Morgan was the top runner in the division with a time of 22:19.3 good for a 53rd place finish and her top time in a 6K, while Mailin Struck posted a 22:34.1 which placed her 63rd in the individual standings. Kacie Breeding rounded out the Vanderbilt contingent with a time of 23:23.7.
For more information on the Vanderbilt cross country teams check them out on the website at www.vucommodores.com and on Twitter at @vandyxctrack.
Team – Top Five (University)
1. New Mexico – 87 pts
2. San Francisco– 126 pts
3. North Carolina State – 169 pts
4. Boise State-233 pts
32. Vanderbilt - 791
108. Maddie Criscione– 21:23.5
155. Reagan Bustamante – 21:48.7
156. Megan Huebner – 21:49. 4
185. Devon Grisbaum – 22:11.1
187. Gillian Mortimer – 22:12.3
195. Kendall Derry – 22:20.7
206. Ginger Hutton – 22:34.7
53. Anna Grace Morgan – 22.19.3
63. Mailin Struck- 22:34.1
85. Kacie Breeding- 23:23.7