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Simpson Women win Buxton Invite

(L-R): Kyli Orr, Katie Murano and Audrey Klein
(L-R): Kyli Orr, Katie Murano and Audrey Klein

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The Storm women's cross country team had six runners finish in the top-10 to help Simpson win the Buxton Invite with 35 points on Friday at Pickard Park.

Senior Audrey Klein ended in fifth place to lead the team with a mark of 17:01.4. Katie Murano, Kyli Orr, Sophie Hall, Cat Lucht and Emily Buchheit rounded out the top-10 marks for the Storm.

Out of the team's five top runners at the meet, four of them were sophomores, which showcases the youngl talent on the team.

The closest team to Simpson was Graceland (65) and then Buena Vista (79) to close out the top-three schools at the meet.

Quotes from Coach Moenck
"It was a fantastic start for our season! Our women did their homework over the summer and it was fun to see their hard work payoff. Audrey Klein started off strong and is looking for a big senior season."

Up Next
The Storm travel to Bradley University of Friday, Sept. 20 for the Bradley Intercollegiate meet in Peoria, Ill.

5. Audrey Klein, 17:01.4
6. Katie Murano, 17:13.2
7. Kyli Orr, 17:21.2
8. Sophie Hall, 17:25.0
9. Cat Lucht, 17:27.8
10. Emily Buchheit, 17:34.0
20. Abby Loecke, 18:17.7