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Women's Cross Country

Bison women run at Hood College Open

Gallaudet women's cross country runner Jessalyn Wortham runs solo with blurred trees in the background. She is wearing Gallaudet gold jersey with blue stripes on the side and her number pinned to the front.

UPDATE: After adding a missing time Gallaudet had a fifth runner finish 105th to place the Bison 11th overall with 288 points. Margie Garcia finished in 50:18.

FREDERICK, Md. - The Gallaudet University women's cross country team ran at the Hood College Open on a sunny and cool Saturday at Utica Park. The Bison didn't place as four runners finished with a time. Teams need five runners to complete the course to get a team score.

Salisbury University won the meet with 30 team points as the Sea Gulls had five runners in the Top 10 spots. The Catholic University of America (54) was second followed by Franklin & Marshall College (96), Fairmont St. (109) and St. Mary's College of Maryland (112). Salisbury junior Ashley Mazer won the 6K race in 23 minutes, 14.1 seconds.

Gallaudet freshman Sierra Pratt (Katy Texas) was the first Bison to finish as she crossed the finish line in 53rd place with a time of 27:43.7. Pratt averaged 7:26 per mile. Sophomore Taylor Nguyen (Ballwin, Mo.) was next in 76th place (30:06.3), followed closely by junior Fatuma Ali (Tucson, Ariz.) in 77th (30:15.5).

Sophomore Jessalyn Wortham (Chandler, Ariz.) finished the race in 104th place (41:50.4).


  • There were 104 runners in the field from 10 different institutions

Gallaudet is off next week as it prepares for the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) cross country championship set for Saturday, Oct. 27, in Lancaster, Pa.