LITCHFIELD, Ill.—The Fontbonne University women's and men's cross country teams had its best meet to date at the SLIAC Championships on Saturday.
On the women's side, the Griffins finished in fifth place, two spots up from last year and 52 points better. Webster University claimed the SLIAC Championship with 29 total points, while Greenville ended up in third at 59.
Individually, Jessie Kuykendall (Westminster), won overall with a time of 23:01.85. The Griffins, meanwhile, were led by Desiree Brooks as she finished in 25th place with a new personal-record time of 26:49.47.
Last year, at the SLIAC Championship, Katie Gosser finished in 40th place at 29:05.6. Just 15 days ago at the Bradley Pink Classic, she ran the 6K at 29:25.7. Today, the St. Louis, Mo., native, cut two minutes off her time to set a new personal-record 27:06.20 for 29th place.
Colleen Gosser was the third Griffin to hit a new PR as she ran to a time of 28:21.28 for 34th place, which is 18 spots better than last season.
Sarah Rhoads just missed out on a new personal-record by seven seconds, but still clocked out at 28:34.81 for 36th place. Emily Bay left it all out on the course with a time of 30:10.46 for 43rd, while Tara Weiskopf-Kuehn timed out at 37:33.75 and that is a new PR for her by almost one minute.
On the men's side, the team didn't register a team score. Greenville University won with 24 total points. Webster finished in second at 57 points, while Spalding University was right behind them with 59 points.
Individually, Dylan Goodyear (Greenville), separated himself from the pack to win with a time of 25:55.54.
Austin Joyce, a St. Charles, Mo., native, became the fifth Griffin to hit a personal-record with a time of 30:00.63 for 29th. Jacob Dixon ended his day at 33:46.80 for 43rd, while Juan Lee crossed the line with a time of 36:10.71 for 50th.
To view the women's results visit HERE.
To view the men's results visit HERE.
The Griffins return to action on November 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Colfax, Wis.
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