Murphy repeats as MWC's top runner
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Women's Cross Country - Tue, Sep. 12, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – For the second time in as many weeks, Cornell's MariKate Murphy (SR/Kirklin, Ind.) has been selected Midwest Conference Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week for the period ending Sept. 10.

Eight days after winning her first collegiate title, Murphy was equally impressive Saturday against strong competition at Grinnell's Les Duke Invitational.

The Ram senior placed second out of 123 finishers in the 11-team meet. Murphy covered the 6K course in 22:23, trailing only Wartburg all-American Ashlyn Bagge (21:29).

Murphy steered the Rams to a third-place team showing with 97 points. Regionally-ranked Wartburg (33 points) and Grinnell (57) grabbed the top two spots.

Cornell is back in action Sept. 22 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island, Ill. The meet starts at 5 p.m.