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December 1, 2001

2001 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW

CHRISTINA GAMZER NAMED MVP FOR AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

 

Senior Christina Gamzer (Whitnall HS, Greenfield, WI) has been named as the Most Valuable Performer for the 2001 Augustana women's cross country team by a vote of her teammates. Gamzer, the top finisher for the Vikings in six meets this past fall, was a consistent performer all season long. She finished fourth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin on October 27 in her best outing of the year. Gamzer won the Coe dual meet on September 22.

 

Augustana, under the direction of veteran co-head coaches Fred Whiteside and Doug Sand, placed third in the CCIW with 61 points, behind the 46 compiled by champion Elmhurst and the 52 of runner-up Wheaton. The Vikings won the Loras Invitational and were second in the North Park Invitational. At the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional the Blue & Gold placed ninth among 33 teams.

 

The season began with the Vikings needing to replace four top seven runners from the 2000 campaign. Gamzer stepped up as the number one runner and she was a constant factor in most of the meets. 

 

The Most Improved Runner award was shared by senior Shannon Everett (Elgin Larkin HS, Elgin, IL) and sophomore Annie Livengood (Jacobs HS, Lake-in-the-Hills, IL). Livengood was also given the Viking Award for spirit and determination, actually sharing it with fellow sophomores Jennifer Smith (Davenport North HS, Parkview, IA) and Liz Yemm (Sterling HS, Sterling, IL). The Most Valuable Freshman honor went to Erin Marciniec (Benet Academy, Plainfield, IL).

 

2001 AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES

CCIW TOP TEN FINISHERS: Christina Gamzer (4th); Erin Marciniec (6th); Jennifer Smith (9th)

MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER: Christina Gamzer

MOST IMPROVED RUNNER: Shannon Everett & Annie Livengood

VIKING AWARD: Jennifer Smith, Liz Yemm & Annie Livengood

MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN: Erin Marciniec

NCAA DIVISION III COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL ACADEMIC: Entire team was honored with 3.29 cumulative grade point average; Erin Fiene and Erin Marciniec were named to the individual team.

AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT JOHN FARWELL ACADEMIC AWARD: Augustana team in 2001

 

2001 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY LETTERWINNERS

ATHLETE

YEAR

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)

Caitlyn Adams*

So

Glen Ellyn, IL (Glenbard West)

Rachel Altergott*

So

West Chicago, IL (West Chicago)

Megan Carlson**

So

Stillman Valley, IL (Stillman Valley)

Julie Cassata***

Jr

Plainfield, IL (Plainfield)

Amanda Esarey**** (C)

Sr

Havana, IL (Havana)

Shannon Everett**

Sr

Elgin, IL (Elgin Larkin)

Erin Fiene***

Jr

Elmhurst, IL (York)

Christina Gamzer**** (C)

Sr

Greenfield, WI (Whitnall)

Ashley Hillard*

Fr

Fox River Grove, IL (Cary-Grove)

Emily Hinds***

Jr

Naperville, IL (Wheaton St. Francis)

Laura Jagger*

Sr

Moline, IL (Moline)

Stephanie Krogman*

Sr

Clinton, IA (Clinton Mater Dei)

Annie Livengood**

So

Lake-in-the-Hills, IL (Jacobs)

Erin Marciniec*

Fr

Plainfield, IL (Benet Academy)

Laurie Morganthal**

So

Wheeling, IL (Wheeling)

Kelly Read*

Sr

Rockford, IL (Rockford Boylan)

Melanie Round**

So

Rock Island, IL (Rock Island)

Jane Schild**

Jr

Naperville, IL (Naperville North)

Jennifer Smith**

So

Park View, IA (Davenport North)

Jennifer Vortman*

Jr

Kewanee, IL (Wethersfield)

Megan Wadington***

Jr

Downers Grove, IL (Downers Grove North)

Amber Wickstrom**

So

Chicago, IL (Mother Guerin)

Liz Yemm**

So

Sterling, IL (Sterling)

 

2001 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Women’s Cross Country Championship

Team Scores

1.

46

Elmhurst

(1-2-3-18-22 + 27-30)

2.

52

Wheaton

(5-8-11-12-16 + 28-29)

3.

61

Augustana

(4-6-9-19-23 + 25-37)

4.

125

North Central

(7-15-26-33-44 + 46-47)

5.

144

Illinois Wesleyan

(13-24-34-35-38 + 39-43)

6.

145

Millikin

(12-30-37-41-45 + 46-54)

7.

156

Carthage

(17-31-32-36-40 + 41-51)

8.

214

North Park

(10-45-52-53-54 + 55)

 

Individual Results

1.

Kathleen Brice

Elmhurst

17:51.0

2.

Erin Brice

Elmhurst

18:25.0

3.

Adrien Ricci

Elmhurst

18:35.0

4.

Christina Gamzer

Augustana

19:06.0

5.

Rachel Gamzer

Wheaton

19:20.0

6.

Erin Marciniec

Augustana

19:27.0

7.

Molly Morrison

North Central

19:28.0

8.

Valarie Orshonsky

Wheaton

19:35.0

9.

Jennifer Smith

Augustana

19:37.0

10.

Angela Pinkston

North Park

19:47.0

OTHER AUGUSTANA FINISHERS

19.

Erin Fiene

Augustana

20:04.0

23.

Megan Wadington

Augustana

20:09.0

25.

Melanie Round

Augustana

20:12.0

37.

Annie Livengood

Augustana

20:29.0

39.

Laurie Morgenthal

Augustana

20:35.0

49.

Megan Carlson

Augustana

21:02.0

58.

Amber Wickstrom

Augustana

21:38.0