San Antonio – Marcey Morales finished 11th overall, while Ariel Ornelas took 15th, helping St. Mary’s University to a third place finish at the Ricardo Romo UTSA Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic, Friday at Brooks City Base.
Morales (Sr., Lytle) covered the five-kilometer course in 20:46 to cross the line first for the Rattlers. Ornelas (Fr., Arlington) finished 15th in just her second collegiate meet, running a time of 21:13. Amy Crissman (Sr., San Antonio) was the third Rattler finishing, placing 20th in 22:13. Kristyn Mathewson (Fr., Honolulu, Hawaii) finished 31st in 24:15, Katrina White (Jr., San Antonio) was 32nd in 24:55, Alyssa Alfaro (Jr., Eagle Pass) was 42nd in 26:33 and Michelle Tello (Fr., San Antonio) was 44th in 27:18.
Dana Mecke of the University of Texas-San Antonio edged out teammate Kayla Pratt for top individual honors, covering the course in 18:23, less than a second ahead of Pratt. In the team standings UTSA took the title with just 20 points, well ahead of second place Georgia College and State University, which had 59 points. St. Mary’s was third with 95 points, while Texas A&M International University was fourth with 107.
St. Mary’s will return to the course on Friday, Sept. 25, when they travel south to Corpus Christi for the Islander Splash Invitational.
Ricardo Romo UTSA Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic,
Brooks City Base, San Antonio
Team Standings: 1. Texas-San Antonio 20, 2. Georgia College and State University 59, 3. St. Mary’s 95, 4. Texas A&M-International 107, 5. Texas A&M-Kingsville 110, 6. Lon Morris 135, 7. Our Lady of the Lake 139.
Individual Standings: 1. Dana Mecke (UTSA) 18:23, 2. Kayla Pratt (UTSA) 18:23, 3. Erica Alvarado (TAMUK) 18:43, 4. Ashley Benes (UTSA) 19:06, 5. Marlene Gutierrez (TAMIU) 19:18.
St. Mary’s Individuals: 11. Marcey Morales 20:46, 15. Ariel Ornales 21:13, 20. Amy Crissman 22:13, 31. Kristyn Mathewson 24:15, 32. Katrina White 24:55, 42. Alyssa Alfaro 26:33, 44. Michelle Tello 27:18.