By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information
LOUISVILLE – The Tennessee Tech women's cross country team competed in its first 6k of the season at the adidas® Pre-National Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville on Saturday morning at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.
The Golden Eagles ran in the black unseeded 6k race but could not record a team finish, as their fifth scorer, Micayla Rennick, suffered an injury.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS (women's black unseeded 6k) – full standings
- Nevada (62 points) – No. 20 in the Mountain Region
- BYU (96 points) – No. 16 in the USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll
- Michigan (170 points) – No. 4 in the Coaches' Poll
- Arkansas (173 points) – No. 9 in the Coaches' Poll
- Ohio (219 points)
- Quinnipiac (267 points)
- Indiana State (296 points)
- Texas Tech (300 points; wins tiebreaker with Clemson)
- Clemson (300 points)
- Western Michigan (307 points)
"Our women were solid today," said head coach Wayne Angel. "They competed very well despite losing Micayla to a foot injury. I'm confident that we will be able to pull things together by conference."
Purity Sanga led the Golden Eagles with a 38th-place finish and time of 21:52.4. Madison Stremler followed in 238th, timing 24:50.8, and Anna Cooper finished close behind in 242nd with a time of 24:56.1.
D'Airrien Jackson wrapped up the Tech squad in 258th place, finishing in 28:59.5.