Jessica Waninger paced the Rattlers at the regional meet. (File Photo: Antonio Morano Photography / www.moranomemories.photoreflect.com)
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas —Making its first regional appearance since 2006, the St. Mary’s cross country team finished 19th at the NCAA Division II South Central Regional meet on Saturday.
Jessica Waninger (Jr., Santa Claus, Ind.) led the way for the Rattlers, placing 106th with a time of 24 minutes, 35.80 seconds. Olivia Lara placed 130th (25:36.10), while Allison Manning came in 134th (25:49.90).
The Rattlers totaled 589 points as a team. Midwestern State won the event, while Abilene Christian’s Chloe Susset took the individual crown with a time of 21:37.90.
Complete results can be found here.
St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community service, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence. The University has six athletic national titles: men’s basketball (1989–NAIA), baseball (2001–NCAA Div. II), softball (1986–NAIA and 2002–NCAA Div. II) and an individual national champion in men’s golf (2006–NCAA Div. II) and a national academic championship in men’s golf (2009–NCAA Div. II). St. Mary’s also had more than 40 percent of its athletes named to conference, regional and/or national honor rolls this past year. St. Mary’s student–athletes graduation rate is 65 percent, higher than the NCAA Division II average of 55 percent. To learn more about St. Mary's, visit www.stmarytx.edu/athletics.