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Women's Cross Country

Pratt cracks GU's 6K record board as Bison finish 12th at Don Cathcart Invitational

Gallaudet women's cross country runner Sierra Pratt running in a cross country meet.

SALISBURY, Md. - Freshman Sierra Pratt (Katy, Texas) cracked the Gallaudet University women's cross country 6K record board here Saturday at the 30th Annual Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University at Winter Place Park. Pratt placed 49th out of 102 runners. She completed the flat course with a blazing time of 25 minutes, 33.37 seconds. Her time is recorded as the fourth fastest in school history.

Gallaudet finished 12th overall with 335 team points. Host Salisbury won the meet with 42 points followed by the Catholic University of America in second place (80 points) and Stevenson College in third (89). University of Maryland Eastern Shore freshman Mercy Chemutai won the race as she crossed the finish line in 21:58.56.

Sophomore Taylor Nguyen (Ballwin, Mo.) was the second Bison to finish as she crossed in 82nd place with a time of 29:10.49. Freshman Maria Guzman Mejia (Bronx, N.Y.) followed in 91st place (32:50.09). Sophomore Jessalyn Wortham (Chander, Ariz.) placed 101st (37:28.17) and freshman Maydee Vande Hey (Delavan, Wis.) was 102nd (40:53:56) to wrap up the race. 


  • There were 102 runners and 12 teams in the field
  • GU averaged 33:11.13 per runner
  • Three of GU's previous Top 10 6K times were set in Salisbury, Md.

Gallaudet will participate in the Goucher Classic next Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11:15 a.m. in Towson, Md.