Storm women’s cross country wins Braveheart Invitational

SE Sports
Matt Thomas, Sports Information Director

TYLER, Texas – Southeastern boasted three of the top-six finishers en route to a team championship on Friday evening at the UT Tyler Braveheart Invitational in Tyler, Texas.

The 39 points scored by the Savage Storm bested second-place Texas-Dallas by 11 points, and was 98 points ahead of the closest Great American Conference foe in Ouachita Baptist who finished fifth with 137 points.

Rebekah Christman turned in one of her best individual placings of her career with a third-place finish after posting a 19:22.68, shaving 35 seconds off her season opening time.

Sky Summers crossed in fourth with a 20:06.80 and dropped over 20 seconds off her previous time.

Lindsay Klasek crossed in sixth and was able to continue the improvement trend with a time of 20:21.55, down over a second from a week prior.

Alexandria Vaile crossed in 11th and posted one of the largest improvements by shaving a minute off her previous time, finishing Friday with a mark of 20:47.11.

Letizia Hernandez finished 15th and posted a time of 21:06.17 which improved her first week mark by 40 seconds.

Gracie Cain turned in a 22nd place finish in her first meet of the season after clocking a time of 21:46.91.

Adrian Tucker followed in 26th and just missed improving on her week one time with a mark of 22:11.04.

Mireille Hernandez rounded out SE’s runners in 37th and cut one and a half minutes off her first week time and finished in 22:46.48.

The Savage Storm will be back on the course on Sept. 23 when they travel to the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas.

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