TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Three Dolphins finished in the top 10 to help Jacksonville University women's cross country to second place in the 5,000-meter race at the FSU Invitational, Friday morning at Apalachee Regional Park.
"It was a positive step forward," stated Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Ron Grigg. "We need to utilize the next three weeks to continue to keep progressing. While today's results were improvements, we know we are capable of even more."
With 50 points, the Dolphins placed second behind the third-ranked in the South Region meet hosts, Florida State.
Freshman Jana Reinert led the Dolphins with a sub-18 5K to finish third overall in the race. Her time of 17:58.0 is the quickest by a Dolphin so far this season.
Redshirt seniors Caitlin Marino and Michelle Howell placed eighth and ninth, respectively. Marino posted a 19-second improvement from two weeks ago in 18:11.2, while Howell was nearly a minute quicker in 18:23.3.
Junoir Nora McUmber and senior Kyla Siemens finished 13 seconds apart, as McUmber placed 18th in 18:41.9 and Siemens crossed the line 21st in 18:53.0. Freshman Nicolette Worrell closed out the Dolphin contingent in 19:20.4 (29th).
The Dolphins return to the course next Friday, Oct. 13 when they head to Tampa, Fla. for the USF Invitational at 5:00 p.m.