Cougars finish third at Nuttycombe Invitational
VERONA, Wis. — No. 3 BYU women's cross country finished third in the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course on Friday morning.
"It’s always a good mid-season test to come to this meet," said women's cross country head coach Diljeet Taylor. "We had some really great things and some things we need to work on. We're looking forward to getting back to work to prepare for the championship part of the season."
The Cougars had three runners finish in the top-25: Aubrey Frentheway (20:22.2), Lexy Halladay (20:31.0) and McKenna Lee (20:34.7) who finished 7th, 13th and 23rd, respectively. BYU finished with 152 points, behind No. 3 New Mexico's 93 points and No. 1 NC State's 102.
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In the B race, the Cougars finished 3rd with 56 points overall, led by a second-place finish from Haley Johnston (21:00.5). Madison Moffitt (21:32.2) also joined Johnston in top-10, finishing 10th.
They were followed by Julie Sumsion (21:56.4), Lizzie Dildine (21:59.4), Rachel Morrin (22:06.7), Sadie Sargent (22:12.5) and Carmen Alder (22:13.0) who finished 26th, 29th, 33rd, 39th and 40th, respectively.
Lee, Martin, Johnston, Moffitt, Sumsion and Dildine each set career best 6K times at the meet.
- WCC Championships
- Friday, October 29 (10 a.m. PDT)
- Newhall Community Park (Concord, California)
Cougars head to Wisconsin for Nuttycombe Invitational
PROVO, Utah — A month removed from its first-place finish at the FSU XC Open, No. 2 BYU women's cross country will travel to Wisconsin this week to race in the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Among the 37 teams scheduled to compete are No. 1 NC State, No. 3 New Mexico, No. 6 Minnesota, No. 7 Washington and No. 9 Stanford. The second-ranked Cougars are also joined by 12 other top-30 teams, including host and No. 25 Wisconsin.
- Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Meet Information
Anna Camp-Bennett, Lexi Halladay, Aubrey Frentheway, McKenna Lee Hansen, Sara Musselman, Anna Martin, Kate Hunter, Haley Johnston, Carmen Alder, Ana Weaver, Julie Sumsion, Madison Moffitt, Rachel Morrin, Sadie Sargent and Lizzie Dildine are slated to race in BYU's final regular season meet on Friday.
The Cougars had 16 athletes race in the FSU XC Open in September, with each finishing in the top-50. Five BYU runners finished in the top-10: WCC Runner of the Month Whittni Orton (1), Halladay (3), Frentheway (4), Weaver (6) and Lee Hansen (10).
Halladay, Weaver, Alder, Sumsion, and Moffitt each set career best 6K times at the meet.