EL DORADO --Not much if anything would go wrong for the Cloud County women's cross country team as the T-Birds would win both the team title and have sophomore Patricia Koma win the individual title at the 2020 Ollie Isom Invitational in El Dorado, Kansas on Friday.
Having nine runners compete in the 5K race, Cloud County would place seven runners inside the top-15 runners overall and finish with a team total of 24 points, less than half of runner-up Dodge City who finished second with 56 points. Host Butler Community College would come in third with 74 points while Newman University would round out the team scoring in fourth with 87 points.
A week removed from finishing as runner-up at the 2020 Terry Masterson Twilight Classic, Koma would get a chance to win her first race in a T-Bird uniform by putting down a time of 19:50.42 and outlasting Aubrie Heck of Metropolitan CC who came in second with a time of 19:56.74. A fourth-place finish from sophomore Kya Johnson (20:10.44) would be part of CCCC having five of the next seven runners in the field as Pamela Milano (sixth, 20:33.95), Maryse Mbenoun (eighth, 20:53.17), Ludjenie Mondesir (ninth, 20:55.62), and Abbey Hoover (10th, 20:59.85) giving Cloud County six of the 10 top individual times.
The T-Birds would also have Abigail Fisher take 20th with a time of 22:07.40 and Passion Crews post a time 25:14.09 for 34th while making the most of competing at the site of this year's NJCAA Region VI Championships.
With two team titles under their belt, Cloud County will now take a week off following a recent schedule change after originally being scheduled to be in action next week. The T-Birds will next be in action on Sept. 26 with a trip to Newton to take part in the Tabor College Cottonwood Challenge as one of two additions to the 2020 schedule. CCCC has also added the Bethel College Invitational on Oct. 10 to take the place of the Muthama-Rogers Invitational which Cloud County was originally scheduled to compete in next weekend.