When Amanda Vorthmann set her goals for 2013 not even she had any idea it would be this good.
"I'm suprising myself, because when we were at Whitchita St. and my old coaches were there, they all said I've become so much faster, leaner, almost a completely different athlete," Vorthmann said. "I was not expecting to break records, I had a couple records I was eyeing, but I didnt think I would be eyeing as many as I have."
As a team, the Mavs finished with 93 points. Colorado, running at its home course, won with 19 points.
The UNO Women's Cross Country team opened the season at the UNO/Creighton Classic on Saturday at the Chili Greens Complex. Though it's only the first meet of the season, the results left the Mavs optimistic about the rest of the schedule.
The UNO women's cross country team wrapped up their season in style, finishing with a victory at the Yellow Jacket Classic Oct. 22 and adding another win at the Sioux Falls Invite last Saturday. Junior Amanda Vorthmann was the overall winner at both events, finishing the Yellow Jacket Classic with a time of 18:36 and the Sioux Falls Invite in 18:16.
Starting a new season with half of your team consisting of freshmen new to campus generally means you'll have some struggle and an adjustment period before you can expect any success. Yet the feeling around the UNO women's cross country team is anything but uncertain.