GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lucy Williams ran to a second place finish to lead the University of Rio Grande in the White Division of Saturday’s NAIA Great Lakes Challenge Cross Country Invitational.
Williams, a senior from Athens, Ohio, finished the 5k course in 18:55 and trailed only Cleary University’s Madison Paquette (18:45) in the 106-runner field.
Rio Grande did not post a team score, fielding just three participants in the race.
Freshman Abalena Sullivan (Chillicothe, OH) finished eighth for the RedStorm in a time of 20:01, while junior Kelsey Miller (Georgetown, OH) was 42nd after crossing the finish line in 21:50.
St. Francis (Ind.) won the team championship with 61 points, while Lawrence Tech was second with 108 points and Indiana University-Kokomo was third with 118 points.
Rio Grande returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Kentucky Christian in a dual meet.
Race time is set for 4:30 p.m.
Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.