Tiger Cross Country Sets 19 New PRs at UIW Invite
SAN ANTONIO – The Trinity men's and women's cross country teams competed in the University of the Incarnate Word Invitational on Saturday, with the women finishing eighth and the men ninth among mostly non-Division III competition.
The Tiger men produced 17 new personal records out of 21 runners competing, led by Sebastian Langer (Houston, Texas / Clear Lake) and his time of 26:44.2 in the race. That time ties him for 31st on Trinity's all-time list, matching the time that fellow first-year Nathaniel Trevino (San Antonio, Texas / Central Catholic) posted in yesterday's Paul Short Invitational in Pennsylvania.
Three of Trinity's 10 women's runners set new personal records and all were by first-years. Grace Etzel (Friendswood, Texas / Friendswood) and Emily Gnecco (Livermore, Calif. / Livermore) both notched better times than their first career 6K in mid-September. Senior Paige Tangney (Wilmette, Ill. / New Trier Township) led the way for the Tiger women with her time of 23:44.7 that was good enough for 22nd on Saturday morning. First-year Em Miller (Danville, Calif. / San Ramon Valley) also placed in the top 25 with a time of 23:45.5 in her first collegiate 6K to establish her personal best.
"We had a grew new set of scorers at the meet today and it was exciting to see who filled those positions," said Head Coach Emily Daum. "I was pleased with how everyone executed their races. Both teams stayed focused and were able to keep pushing even when the temps were heating up."
Both Trinity cross country teams are back in action next weekend, competing at the Our Lady of the Lake University Invitational on Friday morning.