For Immediate Release
October 6, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
SHAWNEE, Okla. — The Cameron women’s cross country team finished in fifth at the loaded Oklahoma Baptist Invitational, paced by sophomore Edna Cheptum, who finished 11th.
OBU Invitational Final Results
After starting out 2018 with back-to-back second place finishes, the Aggies faced a very tough test as the loaded field of runners included the No. 18 OBU Lady Bison, who ended up winning the race by a wide margin with a total time of 1:34:47.93. CU came in with a total time of 1:41:20:66 and an average race time of 20:16.52.
Cheptum, who also began the fall with back-to-back second place races, finished just outside of the top-10 with a 19:18.94 time in the 5K race. Freshman Valeria Villatoro was CU’s second best finisher, placing 22nd with a 19:57.91 race time, while Chloe Phillips and Keyanna Patterson finished just inside of the top-40 individually.
Cameron finished just seconds back of fourth place finisher Midwestern State, while East Central came in second and Oklahoma City placed third.
OBU placed six runners in the top-10 individually, but it was OCU’s Lydia Mato who won the race with a 17:51.72 time.
Cameron will have a week off before heading to their final tune-up before the program’s first Lone Star Conference Championship. Before that though, they will run at the LSC Preview meet on Oct. 20 in Canyon, Texas.