WINCHESTER, Va. - The Gallaudet University women's cross country team competed hard against eight other schools at the Hornet Harrier meet hosted by Shenandoah University on a warm Saturday. The Bison traversed through a hilly course at the Kernstown Battlefield, which proved to be a difficult variable to overcome, as they finished ninth with 271 team points.
Senior Kristi Luna (Austin, Texas) finished 50th overall as she was the first Bison to cross the finish line in 24 minutes, 48 seconds. Freshman Fatuma Ali (Tucson, Ariz.) was the next GU runner to finish 65th overall (26:37), followed by junior Jamila Hubbard (Montezuma, Ga.) in 82nd (33:31) and freshman Rudy Sewell (Ashland, Ky.) in 85th (37:02). The final Bison runner to contribute to the team score was freshman Yudan Liu (Chengdu, China) in 86th (37:02).
Shenandoah won the meet featuring 86 runners with 43 points as as senior Shelby Shrader was the second runner to complete the 5K course in 20:30. She was right behind Kristen McMichael from Washington & Lee University who won the race in 19:57.
Fairmont State University took second place as a team (81 points) and Marymount (Va.) University placed third (83 points).
- Luna was the top finisher for the Bison for the third straight meet
- Eight other schools competed in the Hornet Harrier
Gallaudet will take the week to prepare before running in the Charger Invitational in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m.