The Mountain Lions men’s and women’s cross country team traveled to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the NCAA South Central Regional 10k (men’s) and 6k (women’s). Both teams ran the LCU Chaparral Ridge Cross Country Course with the men finishing seventh of 25 teams and the women finishing fifth of 26 teams.
Men’s Cross Country
The men’s cross country race held 168 competitors from 25 teams. The Mountain Lions finished with 212 points placing them in seventh. Jagger Zlotoff, Gavin Harden, Logan Cole and Jack Donze recorded personal best times and finishing as the top four runners for the Mountain Lions.
Zlotoff finished first for the Mountain Lions with a time of 30:53.44, placing him in 27th followed by Harden finishing 35th with a time of 31:12.86. Cole ran a time of 31:12.86 to finish 38th for the Mountain Lions and Donze finished 53rd clocking a time of 31:54.59. Brett Davis falls right behind Donze, finishing 59th running a time of 31:59.62.
Also worth mentioning is Joseph Impellitteri and Michael Burke Jr., who placed 60th and 66th respectively, competed in their first 10k race of their career for the Mountain Lions.
Women’s Cross Country
The women’s cross country race consisted of 173 runners from 26 teams. The Mountain Lions collected 125 finishing fifth overall trailing right behind West Texas A&M by seven points who is ranked No. 5 nationally. All women Mountain Lions who competed finished in the one-third of the 173 racers and clocked personal best times.
Anna Fauske recorded a career personal best time of 20:40.44 placing her in fourth overall followed by Kate Hedlund who finished 11th clocking a time of 20:53.16. Both runners led the team and ran to all-region accolades (honors).
Rachel Richtman was the third Mountain Lion to finish placing 31st and running a time of 21:38.92 followed by Molly Breuer who finished 35th clocking a time of 21:48.17. Emma Montoya raced as an alternate finishing 44th, clocking a time of 22:05.42 as a career best.
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