Cross Country team finishes well at Ricardo Romo Classic

On Sept. 19  Trinity’s cross-country teams competed at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Classic Cross Country meet. The meet was held at the National Shooting Center in San Antonio.

“It was a tough course to run, the trail was rocky in some places, but we still had a good meet,” said junior Chris Soto.

The women’s team won the non-Division I title, and the men came in second among the non-Division I teams.

The women’s team scored 37 points during the meet.

The lady Tigers beat Tarleton State University (50), Texas A&M International University (84), Butler Community College (93), University of Texas-Permian Basin (100), Texas Lutheran University (136) and Sul Ross State University (200) to win the division of non D-I schools

Four women on the Trinity team were among the top 10 finishers in the meet.

Leading the way for the women was senior Michele Oberndorf who placed fourth overall with a time of 19:32.8.

Also placing for the women were first-year Melissa Whitman, who came in seventh with a tie of 19:57.7, senior Genevieve Primeau who finished ninth with a time of 20:27:1, and first-year Lexi Phelps, who  placed 10th with a time of 20:30.2.

“It was great. I really enjoyed working together to get the team win” said Whitman.

Leading the men’s team was junior Taylor Piske who finished in eighth place in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 16:22.2.

Also finishing for the men’s team was sophomore Austin Brown, who finished 15th with a time of 16:48.1, Tristan Ashton, who placed 17th with a time of 16:57.7, Michael Erickson, who  finished 18th with a time of 17:01.4, and Daniel Henkes, who finished 26th with a time of 17:27.1.

Capping off the successful weekend for Trinity cross country was the naming of the SCAC runners of the week. Senior Michelle Oberndorf was named SCAC Athlete of the week for her performance in the race.

Sophomore Austin Brown was named also SCAC  Athlete of the week for his performance in the race.

“I am very proud of the team as a whole. We trained hard and ran well,” said head Cross Country Coach Emily Daum.

The team will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to compete in the Chile Invitational on Oct. 4 at 9:45 a.m.