Women's Cross Country 1998

1998 Season

Roster | Results | Stats

First-year Head Coach Karen Vihstadt saw her young squad turn in several strong performances during the regular season including a second place finish at the St. John’s Invitational and a third place finish in the Grey Race at the UW-LaCrosse Invitational.

In the Championship season, the Gusties placed eighth (out of 12) at the conference meet and 13th (out of 22) at the Central Region meet. Coach Vihstadt’s goal for this young team was striving for improvement each meet and that goal was reached when 18 of the team’s 23 runners recorded career personal best times at the MIAC Championships.

Individually, junior Faith Eskola earned all-conference honors and joined junior Ann Fletchall on the all-region squad.


Teresa Angier SO St. Louis Park
Jennifer Chalgren SR Hibbing
Jana Dilley JR Victoria/Chaska
Laura Engstrom JR Hudson, WI
Faith Eskola JR Duluth/Central
Andrea Fish JR Bloomington/Jefferson
Ann Fletchall JR Webster City
Laura Graen SO Champlin/Champlin Park
Megan Gunderson SO Highlands Ranch, CO
Stephanie Hickman SO Cottage Grove/Park High School
Susan Joy SR Coeur d' Alene, ID/Lake City
Jennifer Kinneberg FY St. Louis Park
Kristine Klopp SR Madison, WI
Stefanie Lenz SO Alexandria/Jefferson
Jill Liljestrand JR Fargo/Fargo South
Katie Martinson SO Silver Bay/William M. Kelley
Elizabeth Neiman SR Edina
Mindy Rietz SO Austin
Daisy Schmidt JR Tracy
Denae Schuldt FY Rosemount
Ciara Shuttleworth JR Moses Lake, WA
Julie Smiley JR Elk Grove Village, IL
Ann Young SO Virginia
Laura Yudt SO Valparaiso, IN

Scores and Schedule

Date Opponent Result
9/5 UW - River Falls Invite 8th out of 9
9/12 St. John's Invite 2nd out of 7
9/19 St. Olaf 9th out of 18
9/26 U of M - Roy Griak Invite 22nd out of 35
10/2 Blugold Open @ UW-Eau Claire 5th out of 7
10/17 Tori Neubauer Grey 5K
@ West Salem, WI
3rd out of 13
10/31 MIAC Championship
@ Como Park, St. Paul
9th out of 12
11/14    NCAA Regionals @ St. Olaf 13th out of 22
11/21 NCAA Nationals @ Dickinson, PA