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November 5, 2010

2010 Season - Blust leads Vikings at JV Cup

Freshman Alex Blust was Augustana's top finisher at Friday's JV Cup in Decorah, Iowa.

DECORAH, Iowa-Freshman Alex Blust (York HS, Elmhurst, Ill.) was Augustana's top finisher Friday, running a 28th-place 25:09.2 at Luther College's JV Cup in Decorah, Iowa. The hosts won the team title with 20 points and also had the top three individual finishers, led by Melissa Erickson's winning time of 23:09.7.

 Three other freshmen ranked in Augustana's top five. Kelsey Moon (Mundelein HS, Wauconda, Ill.) ran a 25:39.5 for 32nd place. Kristen Whiteside (Zion-Benton HS, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.) was 34th in 25:44.9 and Kelsey Stockert (Peoria Notre Dame HS, Mapleton, Ill.) finished 36th with a 25:47.5 clocking. Senior Brittany Prazak (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.) ran a 25:47.0 to finish 35th.

 Rounding out the Viking top seven were junior Melissa Lehpamer (Plainfield South HS, Plainfield, Ill.) and sophomore Jennifer Prazak (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.). Lehpamer finished in 26:06.8 for 39th place and Prazak was right behind with a 40th-place 26:11.6.

 Wisconsin-Eau Claire finished second over the six-kilometer course with 35 points while Augustana was third with 85.

 Augustana hosts the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday, November 13. Start time is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at Credit Island Golf Course in Davenport, Iowa.