Sat, Oct. 6, 2012 - [Cross Country]
On a sub 40 degree day the Coyote cross country team raced at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on Saturday just west of Victoria, Kan. The race was run on a new course with plenty of hills and turns. 15 athletes competed for KWU today, with 14 of them running lifetime bests.
Leading the way on the women's side was Hillary Callaway who finished 14th in the race with an 18:57.55, breaking the 19 minute mark for the first time. Tara Davis finished 33rd with a 20:07.15, Sabrina Hayes finished 49th with a 20:54.37, Evelyn De La Rosa finished 68th with a 21:41.46, Bekah Hallman was 75th with a 21:53.64, Zaira Padilla was 85th with a 22:53.42 and Emily McGregor was 87th with a 23:41.58.
The women finished fifth overall with 164 points. Northwest Missouri State was the team champion on the women's side. There were nine scoring teams and 96 individual runners in the women's race.
For the men it was freshman Hudson Philip leading the way in 34th place, breaking 26 minutes, running 25:53.86. Hunter Stayton finished 48th in 26:30.89, Chase Wiedel was in 52nd with a 26:36.47, Cody Martus was 69th with a 27:21.23, Jason Berry was 76th with a 27:30.89, Bryan Manley was 79th with a 27:41.99, Phil Peralta was 87th with a 28:02.23, and Keith Naranjo was 107th with a 29:44.52.
Despite finishing ninth out of ten scoring teams in the meet, the team average for the men was 2:33 faster than last weekend at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. There were 120 individual runners in the race
"An absolute amazing day," head coach Brent Bailey said. "Everyone improved from their times last weekend and 14 of 15 went lifetime bests. The progression is clear as the team on both sides continues to drop time. Everything is setting up for a great conference meet in a month, I am very proud!"
The Coyotes are back on the course on October 20 in Winfield at the NAIA MidStates Classic hosted by Southwestern College.