Scherer's Record Romp Headlines Women's Tom Barry Invite

From Sports Information Director, August 30, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GREEN BAY - St. Norbert College junior Jenny Scherer smashed a pair of longstanding records at the 2008 Tom Barry Invitational hosted by the Green Knights at Colburn Park.

Scherer's time of 18 minutes 4 seconds over the 5,000-meter course won the event by 1:43. Her finishing time topped the Colburn Park course record of 18:07 set at the 1996 Wisconsin Private College Meet by Carthage College's Melissa Todd. Scherer shattered the Tom Barry record of 18:49 set by Carroll University's Anne Goldsworthy in 1985.

Scherer's performance was impressive on two fronts. First, that it came on an 80-degree day when the previous course standard was set on a much cooler October afternoon. The other was the fact that Scherer, who led by well over a minute at the 2-mile mark, ran a time of 19:58 on the same course in 2007, shaving nearly two full minutes off her time.

Despite the record run, St. Norbert finished a tie for second place with the College of St. Scholastica with 64 points. Carroll won the meet with 51 points.

Ashley Graybill finished fifth with a time of 20:07 to lead the rest of the St. Norbert runners. Kim Keil was 15th with a time of 21:09, Megan Domnick 20th at 21:23 and Kelsey Timm finished the scoring with a time of 21:29 to finish 23rd.

St. Scholastica's Katelyn Meger was second with a time of 19:47.