Tommie Sports - Women's Cross Country

Terukina leads WCC season awards

December 18, 2013

Player picMegan Terukina was chosen MVP of the 2013 Tommie women’s cross country team.

Three of her teammates also received awards at the postseason banquet – Melissa Engstrom received the Tommie Award for leadership; Rachel Roth was named Most Improved; and Bridget McGivern was chosen Best Freshman.

Terukina (SO-Cedar Rapids, Iowa) had a breakout season and was the squad’s No. 1 runner at conference and regionals. As a freshman in 2012, Terukina was St. Thomas’ 13th finisher at the 2012 conference meet with a 123rd-place showing and a time of 25:27 for Player pic6,000 meters. This fall, Terukina earned All-MIAC recognition with a 10th-place finish in the field of 245 runners and a time of 23:21. She was the Tommies’ first finisher by 45 seconds. Two weeks later, running in her first regional meet, she placed 25th in a field of 187 finishers in 23:15.14.

Engstrom (JR-Coon Rapids) brought leadership and a positive attitude to a team that was almost entirely sophomores and freshmen.

Roth (SO-Sobieski, Wis.) scored for UST in the conference and regional meets as a top-five team finisher. She placed 56th at conference in a field of 245 in 24:28, improving 70 places and Player pic1:05 from her 2012 performance. She placed 84th out of 187 at regionals.

McGivern (FR-Eagan) was competing in just her second season of cross country. She was a solid top-six runner all season for the Tommies with a best 6,000-meter time of 23:52. She placed 49th at conference in a field of 245 in 24:10. She placed 74th out of 187 at regionals.

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Megan Terukina, Melissa Engstrom, Rachel Roth, Bridget McGivernPlayer pic



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