EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's cross country finished fourth as a team at the John Flamer Invitational.
The Cougars tallied a score of 101. Ahead of SIUE was Washington University – St. Louis (28), Wayne State (42), and DePaul (65). The Cougars outran St. Joseph's (143) and the Illinois club team (185).
"They were more engaged mentally in the race this weekend," said Head Coach Eileen McAllister.
Conradette King crossed the line first for the Cougars, just shy of an overall personal record. Her time of 23:21.24 was good enough for 12th overall. Kirby Hale crossed the finish line just after King at 23:22.58 and in 14th place.
To complete the top five, junior Haley Briggs (23:51.28) came in 24th, Haley Miller (23:54.04) came in 25th, and Erin Kennedy (24.00.82) came in 26th. Briggs, Miller, and Kennedy all set overall personal bests with Kennedy running almost a full two minutes better than her best 6K.
"I want them to have the mindset that we don't let anyone defeat us, especially on our home course," said McAllister. "We are working on that grit and competitiveness."
The Cougars race at the Bradley Pink Classic Friday, Oct. 17.