Sept. 13, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa - With three runners in the top seven, including the meet winner Rachel Johnson, the Baylor women's cross country placed third at the Iowa Black & Gold Invite on Friday at the Ashton Cross Country Course.
Individually, junior Rachel Johnson (13:56.28) was first, while freshman Maggie Montoya (14:10.69) took fourth and sophomore Erin Hegarty (14:23.41) was seventh. BU's other two scoring runners, freshman Peyton Thomas (14:39.25) and Bree Schrader (14:44.91), were 17th and 22nd, respectively. That five runner total gave BU 51 points, which was seven behind second-place Iowa State and 16 behind meet winner Alabama.
Johnson captured her second straight first-place finish, after winning last month's Bear Twilight Invitational in a time of 13:33.2.
Baylor had a total of nine girls competing in the event.
There were four women's teams (Baylor, Iowa, Iowa State and Alabama) at the meet.
STAT OF THE MEET
2.72 - The seconds that junior Rachel Johnson was ahead of the second-place runner from Alabama.
TWEET OF THE MEET
"It was a great day from our top three. We had a little drop off after that, but it is nothing we can't fix. We had a few that had bumps and bruises and didn't run, but overall the girls ran well. We will be ready to roll in three weeks." - Baylor Head Coach Todd Harbour
A second set of Baylor women's cross country runners will compete at the UTA Season Opener on Saturday at 8 a.m. in Arlington, Texas.