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Women's XC Take 2nd at Home Invitational

From left to right: Angelica Hernandez, Luz Sanchez-Huerta, Meaghan Woody, Erica Ruiz, Jen Flores, and Miriam Lane. Photographer:  Trixie Scolari
From left to right: Angelica Hernandez, Luz Sanchez-Huerta, Meaghan Woody, Erica Ruiz, Jen Flores, and Miriam Lane. Photographer: Trixie Scolari

The Bear Cubs took to Spring Lake Park for the 10th edition of the Pat Ryan Invitational.  A fast course, every SRJC runner finished with a season bests.  Angelica Hernandez, in only her second race of the season, finished with a time of 23:19 (over a minute and a half improvement). Jennifer Flores and Miriam Lane worked well together and pushed each other to personal bests of 23:05 and 23:01 respectively.  Meaghan Woody found her stride early and finished off the 5k race in 22:26.

Trixie Scolari finally dipped under 21 minutes as she finished in 12th place with a time of 20:56. Luz Sanchez-Huerta finished in 4th place, bettering her previous personal best of 19:48 by 28 seconds to finish in 19:20.  Erica Ruiz dominated the race. Ruiz finished with a time of 18:45, an emphatic 12 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, Emma Schoenstien of DVC.