By Ryan Freeman, For TMC Sports Information
October 25, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. – The Master’s College women’s cross country team placed fifth out of a field of 14 teams at the NAIA West Coast Jamboree Saturday morning in Irvine.
The 10th-ranked Lady Mustangs posted a collective team time of 1:35:55.64.
Both Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA) and Cal State San Marcos’ Kate Bouvatte went out hard leading the race. Around the second mile mark, Frankian dropped back on the hill but remained strong, finishing fourth overall with a respectable time of 17 minutes and 56.56 seconds for the 5,000 meter course. Abigail Frankian (Saugus, CA) was the second Lady Mustang to cross the line placing 23rd with a time of 19:03.70.
“Today, we raced some teams we haven’t seen before,” commented Karis Frankian. “Now that we have seen them, we are ready to race them again and see if we can close the gap. God has really blessed us with the ability to run, and we can’t wait to glorify Him more through the next two races.”
Looking ahead, the Lady Mustangs will attempt to clinch their first GSAC title at their home course in Saugus, CA on November 8.