Cameron Muh | Posted: 17 Sep 2021 | Updated: 29 Oct 2021

Orton, Cougars take first at FSU XC Open

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WXC Whittni Orton at the 2021 FSU XC Open

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Whittni Orton led the way for BYU women's cross country as it took first place in the FSU XC Open at Apalachee Regional Park on Friday morning.

"The ladies ran well today," said women's cross country head coach Diljeet Taylor. "The goal was to preview the NCAA course and work together as a team. It's always good to walk away with a win. We know there are areas we need to work on, but this was a good test of early season fitness."

Full Results

BYU finished first with a score of 24 points, 27 points ahead of the host and second-place-team, Florida State. The Cougars had three of the top four finishes in Orton, Lexy Halladay and Aubrey Frentheway, and six in the top-10. 

Orton finished first overall with a time of 20:16.8 after leading or racing in the front pack for the entirety of the race. Following her were Halladay (20:30.9), Frentheway (20:36.8), Ana Weaver (20:54.5) and McKenna Lee (21:11.4) in third, fourth, sixth and 10th place, respectively. Kate Hunter (21:16.2) and Anna Camp-Bennett (21:21.3) rounded out BYU's top finish.

Halladay, Weaver, Alder, Sumsion, Moffitt, Arrington and Hanson each set career best 6K times at the meet.

Finish Name Time
1 Whittni Orton 20:16.8
3 Lexy Halladay 20:30.9
4 Aubrey Frentheway 20:36.8
6 Ana Weaver 20:54.5
10 McKenna Lee 21:11.4
12 Kate Hunter 21:16.2
15 Anna Camp 21:21.3
20 Haley Johnston 21:28.5
24 Sara Musselman 21:40.4
28 Anna Martin 21:48.4
30 Carmen Alder 21:58.5
31 Julie Sumsion 22:00.6
34 Madi Moffitt 22:09.8
35 Eliza Arrington 22:10.1
44 Heather Hanson 22:24.8
48 Sadie Sargent 22:30.9

What's Ahead

  • Steve T. Reeder Memorial
    • Friday, October 8 (Time TBA)
    • Steve & Dona Reeder Cross Country Course (Logan, UT)