September 25, 2011
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Jessica Waninger led the St. Mary’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish at the Islander Splash on Friday, finishing 28th individually at West Guth Park.
Waninger (Jr., Santa Claus, Ind.) finished in 20 minutes, 34 seconds, leading the way for the Rattlers in the seven-team competition.
Olivia Lara (Fr., El Paso, Texas) came in 44th place (21:54), while Ariel Ornelas (Jr., Arlington, Texas) was right behind in 46th place (22:00).
St. Mary’s 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.