WILMINGTON, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande women’s cross country team tallied a seventh place finish in Friday’s #2015 Jenna Strong Fall Classic at Wilmington College’s Cross Country Course.
The RedStorm had 240 as a team in the 37-school event, which included NCAA Division I programs Miami-Ohio and Cleveland State. Like their male counterparts, Rio had the best team finish among the five Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools who participated.
Freshman Lucy Williams (Albany, OH) topped all Rio runners for the third straight outing, finishing fifth among the 343 runners on the 5k course with a time of 18:35.
Also representing Rio in the event were sophomore Keri Lawrence (Reedsville, OH), who was 39th with a time of 19:49; freshman Maggie Dellinger (Washington Court House, OH), who was 59th after crossing the line in 20:07; sophomores Emili Sannes (Carlisle, OH) and Rachel Ball (Chillicothe, OH), who finished 88th and 89th, respectively, with times of 20:40 and 20:42; sophomore Aubrey Dunfee (Baltimore, OH), who crossed 135th in a time of 21:13; and junior Alex Ellis (Ona, WV), who crossed 139th in a time of 21:15.
Miami-Ohio the overall team title with 102 points, while Ohio Dominican (169), Huntington (171), Hanover (199) and Wooster (218) comprised the top five. Heidelberg edged out Rio for sixth place, tallying 224 points
Claire Wiles, who ran Unattached, had the top individual time with a finish of 17:58.
Rio Grande returns to action on Friday when it hosts the RedStorm Classic. Race time is set for 4:30 p.m.
Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.