Bod Brief: Women’s cross country takes first in Hutchinson


Photo via Hutchinson CC Athletics

Finish strong: Sophomore Patricia Koma runs toward the finish on her way to winning the race with a time of 18:54.

The Washburn Women’s Cross Country team took home first place at the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic in Hutchinson after being placed fourth in the preseason coaches poll.

The team was first with a low score of 48 points with second place coming in at 81 points.

Patricia Koma won the whole meet at 18:54 adding only one point to the team’s total. Next, with eight points, was Dulce Ayala Chanez who placed eighth with a time of 19:43. Kelsie Dent finished in 11th place earning 10 points for her team with a time of 19:46. Avery Hoffpauir and Luz Lopez-Gonzalez rounded out the scoring for the Ichabods, finishing in 15th and 16th place with times of 19:57 and 20:02 respectively, earning 14 and 15 points for the team. Stacy Briggs, Verena Vesley and Eve Weber also had top-25 finishes for Washburn but were not included in the team scoring.

The Ichabods will be back for the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, MO on Sept. 18.

Edited by: Kyle Manthe