Mackenzie Meyers Claims First Place at Columbus State Cougar Invitational

Pictured: Mackenzie Meyers (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)
Pictured: Mackenzie Meyers (photo credit: Joe Maiorana, Impact Action Sports Photography)

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Cross Country ran its fourth race in a row at the Columbus State Community College Cougar Invitational and after placing in the top-15 in all three of Capital's first three races, senior Mackenzie Meyers claimed first place on Saturday.

Meyers completed the course in 19:25, her fastest time this season by almost a minute and a half. This was the first win of Meyers' season and first since she won the Columbus State meet last year.

Freshman Kayleigh Noecker was the second Capital runner to stop the clock, doing so at 22:57 and finishing sixth. Alaina Miller finished just seconds behind her in seventh with a time of 23:09.

Lynna Freeman turned in a performance of 24:15 in ninth place and Olivia Maxwell rounded out eh Capital team, crossing the finish line at 25:44.

In addition to the current Capital runners, four Cap alums took part in the race. Hannah Westhoven '18 finished second overall with a run of 19:55 and Sydni Stoffer, Rachel Rus and Jen Long also competed.

The Crusaders will have their first break of the season with a two-week hiatus before running in the Jenna Strong Invitational hosted by Wilmington College on Friday, Oct. 12.