Cross Country Places 22nd After Strange Route
WILMINGTON, Ohio – Asbury’s women finished 22nd out of 33 at the Wilmington Fall Invite, but just making the race was an accomplishment. On the way to the race the charter bus the Eagles were riding on blew a tire and most of the team didn’t make it. The men were not able to compete at all.
A parent who was on their way to the race picked up six girls and drove them to the race in their van. Despite all of the proceedings before the race the women managed a rather respectable placement. Kim Miller continues to be the showcase of the team, placing 37th out of the 340 runners. Her time of 19:40.58 just edged Natalie Spahr of Wilmington who finished in 19:40.71. Justine Vonderheide placed 80th overall in 20:21 and Christina Williams placed 98th in a time of 20:36.
Rounding out the runner for the Eagles were Sarah Moe in 183rd, Julia Chin in 231st and Madison Gaither in 254th.
Sharon Ronoh from Lindsey Wilson won the race in 17:11, 45 seconds ahead of the next runner. Ashland University won the team portion of the meet with 82 points, comfortably ahead of Huntington who finished with 109 points. The Eagles tallied 526 points. The Eagles did beat KIAC rivals Berea and Indiana East.
Asbury will wrap up the regular season at Kentucky Christian on October 26 before running at Indiana East in the KIAC Meet on November 3.