Women's Cross Country Accepts Challenge

By Ryan Freeman, For TMC Sports Information

September 21, 2013

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - On a cool and misty Saturday morning, The Master’s College women’s cross country team competed at Central Park, the squad’s home course, in The Mustang Challenge Collegiate Open Women’s 5k.

The Lady Mustangs continue to improve as the squad earned a second of 17 team finish.  Senior Hannah Kellerman (Sartell, MN) placed first with a time of 17 minutes and 49.76 seconds. Last year, Kellerman placed first at the inaugural Mustang Challenge at 17:44.65.

Teammate’s sophomore Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA) and freshman Rachael Ingoldsby (St. John’s, FL) were close behind with a 7th and 15th place finish with times of 18:17.85 and 18:52.55.

The remaining pack of Mustangs came rushing in with senior Micayla Frankian (Saugus, CA), freshman Hollie Larsen (Saugus, CA), senior Katrina Graham (Riverside, CA), junior Charity Schroeder (Palmdale, CA), freshman Morgan Pedrick (Valencia, CA), and junior Jessica Hawley (Golden Valley, CA) with times of 18:58.37, 19:08.86, 19:17.61, 19:26.29, 19:31.19, and 23:10.29.

“The women continue to progress with a team time that was only one minute and thirty-three seconds behind Cal State San Marcos,” commented head coach Zach Schroeder. “I would expect that we can compete head-to-head against the top teams in the nation next week up at Stanford.”

Lady Mustang runner Karis Frankian described the race saying, “Hannah ran really well, and our spread for our three through eight was close which we needed in order to compete against the top teams in conference.”

Next Saturday, the Lady Mustangs will travel north to compete at the prestigious Stanford Invitational on Saturday, September 28.