Crusaders Compete at 2015 #JennaStrong Fall Classic

Photo by Capital Athletics
Photo by Capital Athletics

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Capital University Women`s Cross Country raced at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic, hosted by Wilmington College, on Friday afternoon. Capital placed 17th in the team standings, putting them in the top half of the competitors of the 5,000-meter event.

The #JennaStrong Fall Classic is in remembrance of the late Jenna Parlette, a former record-setting Wilmington runner. On August 31, 2013, she collapsed while leading the Franklin Invitational and passed away three days later.

As has been the case for most of the season, sophomore Hannah Westhoven (Napolean, Ohio) was the first Crusader to cross the line with a time of 20:00.1. Her time was good for 52nd overall in a field of 343 competitors.

Juniors Alexandra Corrigan (Burton, Ohio) and Gretchen Sauder (Mansfield, Ohio) clocked in times of 20:14.0 and 20:56.1, respectively, both earning a place in the top half of the overall individual standings for the second week in a row.   

Junior Sarah Rini (Pickerington, Ohio) turned in a performance time of 21:02.4. Caitlyn Tulloss (Utica, Ohio) made her return to the running scene this year and crossed the line in 21:22.5. 

Freshmen Katherine Irvine (21:33.5) and Mackenzie Meyers (22:05.6) finished up the pack of Capital runners.

Miami University (102) took first place at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic. Taking second place was Ohio Dominican University (169) and in third place was Huntington University (171).  Capital (438) placed 17th in a field of 37 teams. Claire Wiles (unattached) placed first overall by cutting the tape in 17:58.5. Defiance College's Emilee Miller served as the first attached runner to cross the finish line in 18:22.4.

The Crusaders return to action at the OAC Championship hosted by Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, Ohio) on Saturday, Oct. 31.