Women's Cross Country - Wed, Nov. 30, 2011
Sophomore Elisha Overpeck traveled cross country to
compete in her second national cross country meet. The Elsmore native ran a 19
minute 39 second 5k to finish 128th. She ran a 19:55 for 183rd a season ago.
"I'm just really proud of Elisha," said Tiger women's
cross country coach Betsy Laski. "We had to travel all the way to Vancouver,
Washington. Last year she had three male teammates to sort of help her prepare
and this year it was just her and I out there.
"She had a slip late, but she got right back up and
crossed the line in a faster time than a season ago. That is really all I can
ask for is to see her improving. Every course is different and every race has
its own unique challenges, but as we go to these events as long as I can see
progress we are doing the right things."
Overpeck has been a solid performer for Laski her first
two seasons at Georgetown. She was the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the
Year in 2010 and made the all-conference team this year.
"We have a great team all the way around," Laski said. "I
wish we could have had another runner at nationals with Elisha. I know cross
country is seen as such an individual sport, but it just helps when you have
runners on the course you can work with and off which you can feed."
Joining the sophomore on the all-conference team was
junior Finnja Ramcke and freshman Mary Jefferson. Laski was named MSC Coach of
the Year and earning all-academic was Mary Kate Dowdy, Jordan Emmert, Ramcke
and Maggie Wilson.