Women's Cross Country

Cross Country Finishes 7th at the Watson Ford Invitational

Cross Country Finishes 7th at the Watson Ford Invitational

CLINTON, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women cross country team competed in its first 6K run of the season at the Mississippi College Watson Ford Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Owls were pretty steady in their pace to finish 7th with an average time of 36:31.89.

For the fourth consecutive match, Karigan Bonner led the Owls with a time of 31:30.61 to place 49th overall. The senior nursing major grabbed 34 points for The W to be the first Owl to finish.

Owls Times:
49           Karigan Bonner                31:30.61
53           Lorena Surducan              34:54.73
60           Yesenia Gonzalez              36.24.93
61           Taylor Braddock                37:40.27
64           Colette Crothers                42:08.87
65           Carol Ann Gibbs                42:13.16
68           Taylor Rivera                     50:30.00

"We ran at Choctaw trails which is never an easy course, but it was a great day for running," stated head cross country coach Morgan Turnipseed. "Though the course is tough and we've had to work through injuries, I've learned that the Owls never quit. These ladies are strong. I'm looking forward to giving them a restful week to prepare them for our last meet. Hopefully giving them fresh legs will help them get their best times of the season at our last race, a 5K at Choctaw Trails."

The Owls will be back on the trail on Saturday, Oct. 14 when they compete in the Mississippi College Choctaw Open Invitational for their last meet of the season. The race is set to begin at 8:30 a.m.

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