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Huskers Defeated by Nationally Ranked Teams
Ashley Miller led the Huskers on Friday
Photo Courtesy BreAnna Haessler/NU Media Relations
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
10/14/2011
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Madison, Wis. - After an impressive showing in South Dakota, the Huskers traveled to Madison, Wis., on Friday for the adidas Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course where they faced stiff competition. Senior co-captain Ashley Miller led the Husker women to a 32nd-place showing with her 91st-place finish, while the men were led once again by Trevor Vidlak who placed 171st while the team finished 38th.
 
Entering the meet unranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, and ranked seventh in the regional team rankings entering Friday, the Huskers took on 19 nationally ranked teams. Top-ranked Villanova was taken down by 24th ranked Washington who won the meet with a team score of 199. Villanova was also trumped by unranked Vanderbilt and 14th ranked Arizona. The Husker women took down three Big Ten foes in Ohio State, Purdue and Illinois. Ashley Miller led the pack with her 91st-place finish, she was followed by seniors Katie White who finished 108th, Jessica Furlan who placed 125th and Erica Hamik ran to a 174th-place finish.
  
On the men's side, the Husker faced the same stiff competition as they raced against 19 nationally ranked teams in the 39-team field. Second-ranked Wisconsin destroyed the field with a 54-point victory with a team score of 66. The Huskers were coming off a first-place team finish at the SDSU Classic but the tough competition proved too much for the Huskers. Junior co-captain Trevor Vidlak led the Husker men for the third time this season with his 171st-place finish. He was followed by teammate Jesse Adams who finished 12 seconds behind Vidlak with a time of 25:30.
 
The Huskers will now be back to Lincoln to practice for two weeks before hitting the road for their first Big Ten conference championships, in Champaign, Ill. Check back with Huskers.com during race week for more information.
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