Cross Country, Sports

Enabnit leads cross country to top 10 finish in Neb.

Alana Enabnit

Alana Enabnit’s second place finish at the Woody Greeno Invitational on Saturday led the No. 9 ranked women’s cross country team to a seventh place in a meet that featured four Division I teams.

Enabnit ran a 21:15, being beaten only by Laura Galvin of Kansas State who ran a 21:10.

“Very few people in the state can run with Alana. We really have to look for meets where she can get some good competition,” head coach Steve Johnson said.

The Knights scored 224 points, finishing behind champion Air Force’s 47 points.

Sammi Bruett finished 18th in 22:36 and Haddie Vawter took 58th in 23:48. Meanwhile, Lauren Mapes was 71st with a time of 23:58 while Kirsten Youngberg was two seconds behind, finishing 75th.

Sam Read led the men’s side with his 23rd place finish in a time of 26:07.

The Knights finished ninth as a team with a total of 241 points in the 28-team race.

Chase Moser ran a 26:24, good for 37th while Shane Warehime finished in 55th place with a 26:53.

Bennett Moser was 58th in 27:00 and Ryan Kloberdanz rounded out the scoring with a 68th place finish in 27:12.

Both teams are off this week and will return to the course with a split team effort at the St. Mary’s Invitational on Friday, Sept. 28 and the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29.

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