WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Columbus State women's cross country team finished strong on at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic, hosted by Wilmington College on Friday. Each of Columbus State's six runners achieved a PR in the five-kilometer race.
Finishing 25th of 38 teams, the Cougars were paced by sophomore Stevie Shepherd who posted a career-best 20:18.9 for a top 100 finish. Freshman Laura Hill clocked a 21:08.1 for 155th place while sophomore Emily Howard finished in 169th place with a 21:20.6.
Freshman Elizabeth Finley crossed the line fourth for the team and 177th overall with a time of 21:28.3. Alexandria Ortega rounded out the scoring with a 22:18.6 finish. Madeline Bodie completed the Cougar lineup at the classic with a 24:31.0 finish.
Unattached runner Rachel Slingluff won the race with a time of 17:30.4. Wright State University took home top honors, followed by Shawnee State University, Cleveland State University, University of Findlay, and Miami University.
The Cougars return to action Sat, Oct. 29 when they compete in the Region XII Championship held at Grand Woods Park in Lansing, Michigan.