EMPORIA — The Barton women’s cross country team ran Friday night at the Papa John’s Invitational in Emporia.
Sophomore standout Mirena Goncalves had a great meet to lead the Cougars at the invitational, won by Newman University.
Newman dominated the meet, placing four runners on the top 10 on the way to a team score of 31 points. That was well ahead of runner-up Butler with 78. Other Jayhawk schools to run were Dodge City with 178 points, Highland with 202, and Garden City with 220.
Barton did not field a full team at the event. The Cougars ran four runners during the meet, one short of the number needed to earn a team score.
Goncalves, a sophomore from Venezuela, ran a 19:35.40 over the 5K course for third place. Sandra Szpott of Garden City won with an 18:27.90 while Sierra Mortensen of Washburn was second with a 19:07.40.
While Goncalves is the only returning sophomore, freshman Cadeebra Calcote led the three freshman from Florida by running a 21:40.70 for 33rd place.
Barton’s other two runners were Olivian Jackson in 129th with a time of 27:54.6 and Tia Steward in 144th with a time of 32:47.6.
Part of Newman’s winning team was Great Bend High graduate and freshman for the Jets, Karen Razo. Razo finished seventh overall with a time of 20:11.3.
Newman 31, Butler 78, Washburn 82, Rockhurst 85, Emporia State 166, Dodge City 178, Highland 202, Garden City 220, Park 243, Northwest Oklahoma 252, Ottawa 312, Bethel 347, Haskell 354, Oklahoma Arts & Science 378.
Individual Top 10 (5K)
1 Sandra Szpott, Garden City, 18:27.90
2 Sierra Mortensen, Washburn,19:07.40
3 Mirena Goncalves, Barton,19:35.40
4 Alondra Romo, Newman,19:44.60
5 Lauren Nutting, Newman,19:56.60
6 Kaylee Snell, Washburn, 0:00.20
7 Karen Razo, Newman, 20:11.30
8 Clara Lane, Newman, 20:13.00
9 Jade Searles, Butler, 20:24.70
3 Mirena Goncalves, 19:35.40
33 Cadeebra Calcote, 21:40.70
129 Olivian Jackson, 27:54.60
144 Tia Steward, 32:47.60