Junior Alex Fossum led three Tommies in the top 15 as No. 12-ranked St. Thomas Women's Cross Country took a close third place out of 14 teams at Saturday's Division III race at the U of M Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights.
No. 26 UW-Oshkosh scored 69 for first; No. 19-St. Olaf took second at 75, just ahead of UST's 80. No. 32-Pomona Pitzer of California took fourth at 109.
Fossum clocked 24:15 for 6,000 meters and placed third in a field of 214 runners.
UST ran without injured No. 4 runner Megan Gossfeld.
Five other Tommies placed in the top 35:
- Jenny Walz took 27th in 25:37;
- freshman Grace Loeslie was 28th in 25:38;
- Melissa Marsh was 29th in 25:40;
- Amber Matzoll was 32nd in 25:09;
- freshman Sara Ness placed 33rd in 25:50.
St. Thomas runs Oct. 1 in Louisville at the pre-nationals race.
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