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Carey and Meade

Alexis Carey '15 and Kelsey Meade '13

Women’s cross country takes second in invitational

A highlight of the cross country season came early when the women’s team captured a second-place finish in the opening College of Mount St. Joseph Invitational.

Senior Kelsey Meade led the way for the Pioneers with a time of 23-minutes, 27.68 seconds over the 6,000-meter course, good for seventh overall. First-year runner Kara Sparks was eighth overall with a time of 23:42.27, followed by senior Natalie Jones (11th in 24:45.58), sophomore Alexis Carey (12th in 25:21.22), and junior Alex Rand (13th in 25:39.54).

Both the women’s and men’s teams placed 10th in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. Senior Laura Clark paced the women with a time of 27:37.7, followed by Meade at 27:53.3. For the men, first-year runner Chris Saldana led the way with a 31:04.1 over the 8,000-meter course, followed by senior Jordan Evans at 32:51.4 and sophomore Shane Metzger with a 35:39.1.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are led by head coach Heidi Pinkerton.

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