CONWAY – The Southern Arkansas women's cross country team opened its 2019 season Saturday at the UCA XC Challenge, finishing third as a team behind host Central Arkansas, and Arkansas-Little Rock.
Carley Hale set the pace for the Muleriders, finishing sixth place. The second-team All-GAC selection from a year ago was the top non-UCA finisher at the event.
Freshmen Kendall Hays, Leah Sanders and Paige Loehding, all making their collegiate debuts, turned in top-33 finishes, finishing 20th, 27th and 33rd.
The Muleriders are back in action next Friday in Arkadelphia.
The meet attracted 92 runners from 10 teams to the 4K course at Beaverfork Lake.
Place Team Name Total Score Total Time
1st Central Arkansas 15 1:14.43
2nd Arkansas-Little Rock 82 1:20:40
3rd Southern Arkansas 95 1:21:28
Place (Scoring) Name Total Time
6th (6th) Carley Hale 15:20.6
20th (20th) Kendall Hays 16:09.4
26th (26th) Alyssa Dohm 16:36.0
27th (27th) Leah Sanders 16:37.0
29th (29th) Karly Anderson 16:44.7
33rd (33rd) Paige Loehding 16:58.9
42nd (42nd) Francine Ansley 17:23.6
45th Alyssa Solis 17:32.7
49th Michelle Donohue 17:51.0
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