Truemper, BMC Women seize runner-up in St. Louis

(Results) Blue Mountain College Women earned a runner-up out of eight teams Saturday at the St. Louis 5K Fall Classic, while top runner Catherine Truemper (FR/New Albany, Miss.) took the individual runner-up with a time of 19:05.

Aubrey Britt (FR/Brookhaven, Miss.) and Makayla Blessike (JR/Byhalia, Miss.) weren’t far behind for BMC, with Britt placing 13th in 20:36 and Blessike placing 14th at 20:38.

Ami Sherif (SR/Memphis, Tenn.) finished 17th at 20:51, Katie Meeks (FR/Corinth, Miss.) was 20th in 21:10, Savannah Clayton (SR/Booneville, Miss.) was 40th at 23:41, Emma Laney (SO/New Albany, Miss.) finished 49th at 25:05, Morgan Ellis (SO/Strayhorn, Miss.) was 53rd at 25:42, Kirsten Hitt (SO/Blue Springs, Miss.) finished 57th in 27:28 and Jolee Doss (JR/Pontotoc, Miss.) was 58th at 28:15.

A total of 66 runners competed with College of the Ozarks winning the team title, while Bethel’s Andrea De La Rosa won the individual medal in 18:40.

“I’m so proud of my ladies today,” BMC head coach Phillip Laney said.  “It was a tough course and they really stepped up.  We had several PRs.  It was a great day and we’re excited for conference.”

BMC will next race at the SSAC Championships Nov. 4 in Danville, Ala.

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