The Saints women’s cross-country team placed ninth in a field of 14 teams at the UIW Invitational sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word.
Head Coach Patrick Torres commented, “It’s no secret we were running down some of our top runners. Despite that, this group went out brave and ran well. Deandra Ibarra’s freshman campaign is one of the best I’ve ever seen, and special recognition should go to Viridiana Zuniga for asserting herself into our top five. When we get healthy, we will be so much better having had these experiences.”
Full team results for the women’s 6k are listed below:
Northern Colorado – 29 points
UIW – 46 points
University of Texas at San Antonio – 88 points
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi – 107 points
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley – 125 points
McMurry University – 166
Texas A&M International University – 181 points
Trinity University – 193 points
OLLU – 227 points
Texas Lutheran University – 283 points
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor – 313 points
University of St. Thomas – 332 points
University of Dallas – 435
Sul Ross State University – 438 points
Leading the way for the Saints was Deanna Ibarra, who ran with a time of 23:35.1 for 18th place out of a slate of 110 runners. Viridiana Zuniga’s time was 25:00, followed by Mia Curiel at 25:17, Kennedy Vallalpando at 25:28, Sierra Ramirez at 25:50, Robbie Sue Espericueta at 26:14 and Liliana Hernandez at 27:44.
The Saints will get set to host the Saints Invitational on Oct. 7 at the Alamo Sportsplex, Culebra Creek Soccer Fields, in San Antonio.