Javelina Women Take Third
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Despite their top two runners not finishing, the Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s cross country team still took third place at the Incarnate Word Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomore Ashley Nunez (Kingsville/H.M. King HS) led the Javelinas with an eighth place finish. She finished the 5-kilometer race in a time of 20:38.4, her best of the season. Fellow sophomore Briana Villarreal (La Feria/La Feria HS) was two spots behind Nunez in 10th place in a time of 20:44.1
The Javelinas finished with 89 points in third place. Trinity won the meet with 39 points as they had three runners finish in the Top 10. Host Incarnate Word was second with 48 points. The rest of the teams competing were St. Mary’s (124), Texas A&M-International (134), Southwestern (159), Our Lady of the Lake (183), Ranger (187), Howard Payne (249), Concordia-Texas (282) and Sul Ross State (299).
The Top Five individuals in the meet were UIW’s Amanda Bishop (18:59.2), Trinity’s Rosemary Steup (19:43.6), Trinity’s Michelle Oberndorf (20:04.4), St. Mary’s Jessica Waninger (20:10.0) and Southwestern’s Lilly Duarte (20:12.8).
The Javelinas are back in action on October 22 at the Lone Star Conference Championship hosted by Angelo State.