SUNNYVALE, Calif. (October 19, 2019) – The Wyoming Cowgirl cross country team ran a strong race at the Santa Clara-hosted Bronco Invite Saturday morning, placing second as a team with 148 points. The Cowgirls navigated the six-kilometer course at Baylands Regional Park with familiarity, as they raced there last season.
“The ladies put together a great race today,” said head cross country coach Scott Dahlberg. “We ran with each other, worked up in the middle section and competed very well at the end. This is a great step as we head into conference in two weeks.”
Wyoming was led by sophomore Katelyn Mitchem’s impressive sixth-place time of 20:31.7, which is the third-fastest six-kilometer cross country time in Cowgirl history. Mitchem’s time is the fastest 6k time by a Cowgirl since 2004, when Holly Page finished a pair of races in 20:18 and 20:31.
“Katelyn did a fantastic job of staying engaged and pushing as the race progressed,” Dahlberg said.
Every Cowgirl scorer finished in the top-50 of the race out of over 200 athletes. After Mitchem, senior Kacey Doner placed 31st in 21:07.9. Sophomores Kaylee Bentley and Addi Iken were running with Doner and placed 34th and 36th with times of 21:09.4 and 21:13.6, respectively. Sophomore Jasmyne Cooper rounded out UW’s scores with a 50th-place finish with a time of 21:35.9.
The pair of redshirt freshmen Kaleigh Douglass and McKenzi Davison finished 71st and 114th with times of 21:47.4 and 22:16.7, respectively. Sophomore Michelle Renner crossed the line in 22:34.5 to place 139th, while sophomore Victoria Tenpenny placed 145th with a time of 22:40.1.
Overall, San José State’s Jenny Sandoval won the race with a time of 20:17.6, while Utah Valley took home the team title with 105 points.
The Cowgirls are back in action on Friday, Nov. 1, when they travel to Logan, Utah, for the Mountain West Championships.
Bronco Invite (6k)
Baylands Regional Park
Oct. 19, 2019
- Wyoming – 148 points
- Katelyn Mitchem – 20:31.7
- Kacey Doner – 21:07.9
- Kaylee Bentley – 21:09.4
- Addi Iken – 21:13.6
- Jasmyne Cooper – 21.35.9
- Kaleigh Douglass – 21:47.4
- McKenzi Davison – 22:16.7
- Michelle Renner – 22:34.5
- Victoria Tenpenny – 22:40.1