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Polar Bears finish second at Tiffin Invitational

TIFFIN - The Ohio Northern women's cross country team opened the 2007 season with a second place finishat the Tiffin/Heidelberg Invitational Saturday afternoon in Tiffin. 

The Polar Bears (1-1) finished with 48 points while D-II powerhouse Findlay dominated the competition, finishing first with 18 points. Tiffin rounded out the field in third with 74 points.

For Northern, sophomore Rachel Smith led the way with a time of 19:48 over the 5K course for a sixth place finish.

Senior Katie Andrzejewski led a host of Polar Bears across the line in 10th through 15th place. Andrzejewski was tenth at 20:10 while freshman Amy Davis was 11th in 20:19.

Junior Regina Bresson finished 12th in a time of 20:28 while freshmen Amanda Binkey and Molly Elderbrock finished 13th and 14th respectively in times of 20:32 and 20:35.

Junior Erica Rumschlag rounded out the Polar Bear top-seven in 15th place in a time of 20:41.

The Polar Bears will be in action next Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Hanover (Ind.) Invitational at 9:30 am.

Women's team results
1.Findlay 18, 2. Ohio Northern 48, 3. Tiffin 74

Top Five Finishers
1. Brittany Zellner (Find) 18:53, 2. Jessica Latham (Find) 18:56, 3. Samantha Herdick (Find) 19:20, 4. Jessica Clark (Tiffin) 19:23, 5. Christina Ricketts (Find) 19:24.

Ohio Northern Individual Results
6. Rachel Smith 19:48, 10. Katie Andrejewski 20:12, 11. Amy Davis 20:19, 12. Regina Bresson 20:28, 13. Amanda Binkey 20:32, 14. Molly Elderbrock 20:35, 15. Erica Rumschlag 20:41, 18. Susan Hess 21:10, 19. Steph Hiser 21:21, 20. Rachelle Pavelko 21:31, 21. Megan Seymour 21:32, 27. Sharon Snyder 22:14, 28. Aimee Baehrens 22:20, 35. Rachel Waterson 23:29.