ABILENE, Texas – McMurry’s cross country teams stayed local this weekend, sloshing their way around the rain-drenched Sea Bee Park at the Hardin-Simmons Invitational. The War Hawk men were second of five teams, while the women were fourth out of seven teams.
Angelo State won the race and place the Nos.1-3 runners. But McM grouped the next trio of finishers at Nos. 4-6, led by Shane Floyd. Floyd covered the men’s 4-mile course in a time of 24:01 minutes.
Newcomer Kameron Hartfield was the squad’s second runner at 24:42 (5th place), followed by Scout Hale in 6th (24:51). Spenser Patterson was 11th overall, in a clocking of 25:04, while Dustin Jaramillo was McMurry’s fifth scoring runner in 12th place (24:10).
In the three-mile women’s race, junior Lauren Peery led a trio of War Hawks in the Nos. 13-15 positions. Peery’s time was 22:58 minutes.
Chantel Ruffin was 14th at 23:04, followed by Vanessa Sanchez in 15th (23:05).
Alyssa Fields finished in 19th in a time of 23:40. Carissa Terry, in 28th place, was the final scoring runner at 24:13. Sophomore Mary Affleck was close behind as the team’s sixth finisher in 29th place (24:15).
McMurry will travel to the cradle of long-distance running – the Pacific Northwest – next weekend to participate in the Willamette University Invitational in Salem, Oregon on Saturday (Oct. 5).