HASTINGS, Neb. – The Fort Hays State women’s cross country team claimed first at the Bronco Stampede, hosted by Hastings College. The Tigers topped a field of 11 teams and won by 11 points over Concordia University (Neb.). Abigail Stewart paced the Tigers with a second-place overall finish.
Stewart covered the 5K course in 19:41.7, finishing just six seconds behind individual champion Aileen Gurrola of Friends University. Teammate Brooke Navarro joined Stewart as one of six runners in the field that broke the 20-minute mark. Navarro finished fourth in a time of 19:48.1.
Tessa Durnell and Averi Wilson also turned in top-10 finishes. Durnell finished seventh in 20:02.2 and Wilson covered the course in 20:13.8. Emily Salmans was 14th overall, but scored 13 team points since one runner in the top 15 was unattached. She rounded out the top five for FHSU with a time of 20:31.9.
Fort Hays State was the only team in the field to place four in the top 10 of the race.
The team will take a week off before returning to action at the Emporia State Invitational on Sept. 27.