Special to The Flash
by Tommy Wells, Public Information Officer for Ranger College
ABILENE – The Ranger College women’s cross country team kicked off its 2015 season on a high note on Friday by turning in a solid performance at the Bill Libby Invitational in Abilene’s Nelson Park. As a team, the Lady Rangers finished 7th in the overall standings.
Benisse Inamahoro paced Ranger’s efforts in the 5-kilometer race. The freshman from Burundi sprinted to a 23rd-place finish in the women’s race with a time of 21 minutes and 9.02 seconds.
Barbara Uribe also turned in a strong outing for Ranger College. A freshman from Cherokee, Texas, she legged out a top 30 finish in her first collegiate outing. Uribe finished 28th overall with a time of 21:35.40.
Lourdes Gonzalez and Jayden Whitzel also logged top 50 finishes. A freshman from Dallas, Gonzalez placed 35th with a time of 22:21.50. Whitzel, a freshman from Carlsbad, N.M., placed 50th at 23:36.16.
Angok Tac, Autumn Freasier, Dulce Ochoa and Kanya Johnson also competed in the meet. Tak finished 53rd, while Freasier checked in at No. 60. Ochoa and Johnson finished 65th and 72nd, respectively.
Abilene Christian University won the women’s overall team title. Angelo State University and Texas Wesleyan took second and third, respectively.
The Ranger College women will return to action on Sept. 18 when they compete in the Hardin-Simmons University Cowboy Classic.
2015 Bill Libby Invitational
Final Women’s Results
1. Abilene Christian 15
2. Angelo State 75
3. Texas Wesleyan 98
4. Our Lady of the Lake 105
5. Lubbock Christian 120
6. South Plains 174
7. Ranger College 182
8. McMurry 186
9. UT-Permian Basin 218
10. Austin College 280
11. Sul Ross State 299