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Pioneers finish 4th at Jackrabbit Open

By Sean Ditmore/sports writer

The Wayland Pioneers cross country teams garnered 4th place finishes at the Texas Tech Jackrabbit Invitational on Friday, September 14, in Lubbock.


The women, who finished with 76 points — a mere four points short of third place Abilene Christian’s total of 72 — were led by the performance of freshman runner Caroline Karunde of Kenya.


Karunde ran a time of 16:57.30, good for fifth place overall.


Freshman Rosa Galvan also turned in a strong performance, finishing in 16th with a time of 18:41.0. Junior Erin Britton (17th — 18:43.5) and Senior Kristen Raines (19th — 18:54.3) also turned in strong performances.


Also running for the women’s team were Elva Pedroza (29th — 19:29.7), Kydia Echols (32nd — 19:38.3) and Karley Trammell (44th — 20:39.0).


Leading the way for the men’s team, which scored 97 points, was junior Timmy McCune, who finished the five mile race with a time of 25:56.1. Sophomore Adam Henthorn finished 20th (26:08.8).


Other runners for the men’s team included: freshmen Andrew Lancaster (33rd — 27:05.7), Victory Lemay (41st — 27:31.9), John Keith (59th — 28:52.9) and Dominic Tarus (78th — 30:47).