By Ryan Freeman, For TMC Sports Information
October 18, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On Saturday, The Master’s College women’s cross country team competed against a slew of top-ranked schools at the Santa Clara Invite, including NCAA D. I Oklahoma State University and the NAIA’s No. 1 ranked team, the University of British Columbia.
The 13th-ranked Lady Mustangs finished 14th of 21 teams by posting a team time of 1:50:13.10.
At the start of the 6,000 meter race, Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA) was challenged quickly by the searing pace of both the Cowboys’ Monika Juodeskaite and UBC’s Maria Bernard. Frankian remained consistent, finishing 11th overall with a blistering time of 20 minutes and 46.4 seconds, shattering her old school record by a minute.
Abigail Frankian (Saugus, CA) was not far behind her older sister by placing 70th with an impressive time of 21:53.3. Rounding out the Lady Mustangs’ top five was Hollie Larsen (Saugus, CA), Charity Schroeder (Palmdale, CA), and Rachael Ingoldsby (St. John’s, FL) running times of 22:16.8, 22:31.7, 22:44.9, respectively.
“All of our women ran personal bests today along with Karis finishing up front in a competitive field,” remarked head coach Zach Schroeder. “We looked like a great team and I am excited to see how we race towards the end of the season.”
Now, on October 25th, the Lady Mustangs will toe the line against some of the nation’s best teams at the West Coast Jamboree in Irvine, CA.