December 1, 2000
2000 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW
LAUREN HABENICHT & DEVONE SMITH SHARE MVP HONORS FOR VI
Senior Lauren Habenicht (Lemont HS, Lemont, IL) and junior Devone Smith (Joliet West HS, Shorewood, IL) shared the Most Valuable Runner award for the 2000 Augustana Vikings women's cross country team. Habenicht, the team's Most Improved Runner in 1999 during her junior year, was tremendous down the stretch for the charges of co-head coaches Fred Whiteside and Doug Sand. She was the top finisher for the Vikings in a total of six meets during the year, including the last three.
She was sixth in the College Conference of
Earlier in the year, Habenicht was second in the Loras Invitational and seventh in the North Central Invitational. She was also the team's top finisher in the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational and Wisconsin-LaCrosse Invitational.
Smith led the team at the Woody Gremo Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska back on September 16 with a 48th place finish and was also the number one runner in the Border States Invitational on October 7. She was just four seconds behind Habenicht in the CCIW meet with a seventh place finish in a time of . She also took second in the Augustana Open and fifth at the Loras Invitational.
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The Most Improved Runners awards went to the trio of Emily Hinds (
It was a tremendous year for the Vikings as they won the North Central Invitational and placed second in the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational and the Loras Invitational as well as the CCIW championship. They also had fine showings in two meets that featured NCAA Division I and II teams - the Woody Gremo Invitational and Border States Championship in
2000 College Conference of
& Illinois Wisconsin
Women’s Cross Country Championship
October 28, 2000
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