LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The St. Bonaventure women's cross country team posted two program top-10 times Saturday morning at the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic.
In all, the Bonnies placed sixth out of 62 teams competing in the event. St. Bonaventure registered 329 team points on the day; East Tennessee State won with 104 points, St. Francis (Ill.) was second at 113.
Sydney Beeman ran her personal best with a 5K time of 19:11.3 – a time that will rank eighth individually in school history. The senior finished 50th in the Blue Race out of 532 competitors.
Samantha Henry was right behind her teammate with another time that will stand in the program record books. She crossed the finish line with an effort of 19:18.8, good for ninth in Bona history. Henry placed 63rd overall in the expansive field of runners.
One of the largest and most well-attended cross country races in the entire nation, the Louisville Classic is in its 18th annual running. Schools from 31 states across the country convened in the Bluegrass State Saturday to compete at the course which has hosted the 2012, 2015 and 2017 Division I national championships.
The top five finishers for the Bonnies all posted PR times – along with Beeman and Henry, Emma Larkman (19:31.9), Lindsey Clawson (19:34.3) and Amberlee Robertson (19:36.6) all delivered their best collegiate efforts. Meaghan Ralph gave the Bonnies a sixth PR time on the day.
The Bonnies make another trip west next week, heading to the Jenna Strong Invitational in Wilmington, Ohio next Friday. That meet is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. with the women's race followed by the men's race at 5:15 p.m.
50. Sydney Beeman – 19:11.3 (PR)
63. Samantha Henry – 19:18.8 (PR)
80. Emma Larkman – 19:31.9 (PR)
86. Lindsey Clawson – 19:34.3 (PR)
93. Amberlee Robertson – 19:36.6 (PR)
163. Stephanie Barry – 20:05.09
195. Lindsey Lytle – 20:19.4
201. Morgan Evarts – 20:22.9
237. Theresa Dristle – 20:35.1
267. Meaghan Ralph – 20:52.7 (PR)
316. Morgan Brady – 21:16.2
#Bonnies finish 6th out of 62 teams competing in the Women's Blue Race here in Louisville. Our top times (including 2 more program top-10s!):— Bonnies XC / Track (@BonniesXCTrack) October 5, 2019
Beeman: 19:11.3 (8th in SBU history)
Henry: 19:18.8 (9th in SBU history)
Robertson: 19:36.6#Unfurl pic.twitter.com/IrOCsVZ530
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