The finish was a one spot improvement from last season. However, the below-average temperatures and a brisk wind hindered the Huskies’ performance on the Muncie Elks Golf Course.
“I’m really disappointed with our race today,” said NIU head coach Greg Hipp. “We have a lot of things we need to correct at the performance level. We didn’t stick with the race plan and we have a lot of adjustments to make.”
Junior Courtney Oldenburg led the Huskie pack with a 54th place showing overall. The West Salem, Wis., native crossed the finish line in a time of 23:01.60.
NIU will continue its postseason slate in two weeks as it hosts the 2011 NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday, Nov. 12, on the NIU North 40. The competition begins at noon with the men’s 10K race, followed by the women’s 6K at 1 p.m.
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