The men’s Cross Country team had a meet at Missouri Southern State on Saturday September 15th . Haskell finished in 12th place at the event, directly in the middle of the twenty-four-school event. Our fastest runner at the 8km run was Jessie Mandelena, finishing with a time of 27:57.1, a competing score which earned him 32nd place out of 227 competing runners.
Freshmen Dorian Daw was our second fastest runner, coming in with a time of 28:23.3 which earned him 48th place in the meet. Rounding out our top three runners, sophomore Sielak Tuckfield ran the eight-kilometer track with a time of 29:03.5, netting him 69th in the meet. Our total score ended up being 323, only 4 away from 11th place; College of the Ozarks, who finished with 319. Hutchinson CC won the event with an official team score of 42.
Women’s Cross Country also made an appearance at the Missouri Southern State Meet on Saturday. They finished in 18th place at the Women’s 5000-meter race with a score of 505. Our fastest runner was sophomore Tavia Hart who finished in 86th place with a time of 21:20.4. Close behind her was fellow sophomore Anika Francis, finishing with a time of 21:34.2 and finishing in 95th place. Chantel Yazzie, also a sophomore, finished in 140th out of 205 runners with a time of 22:51.1. All in all amazing performances!
The Cross-Country teams next meet is at the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Meet at KU on the 29th of September so lets all get out there and support our amazing cross-country runners!