FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 5, 2013) – Lubbock Christian University competed in muddy and drenched conditions for a second consecutive race, as a thunderstorm delayed the start of the Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival hosted by University of Arkansas, and the race would end with LCU's women's cross country program finishing in 13th place out of 24 teams in the College Division.
318 runners comprised of 15 University Division and 24 College Division programs took part in the women's 5k event. LCU finished with a total time of 1:41:45 for an average finish of 20:21.
Individual places were combined between the two divisions. The Lady Chaparrals had one runner finish in the top-100, with Daisy Tuwei finishing in 71st place with a time of 19:06. Only Devin Caballero (149th, 20:11) and Gladis Miranda (161st, 20:17) would join Tuwei to crack the top-200 for the Lady Chaps. Abbi Brock (212th, 20:58), Taylor Ogle (226th, 21:11), Yeslin Frias (258th, 21:40) and Kayla Ingraham (282nd, 22:25) were able to finish in the top-300 in the event. Also running for LCU was Desiree Nunes (304th, 23:52) and Erin Bailey (310th, 24:56).
Tia Martinez of Austin, Texas based Rogue Running won the race with a time of 16:55. Arkansas had the additional four runners finish in the top-five to win the team standings in the University Division with an average finish of 17:07. The College Division was led in the team standings by Augustana College with an average finish of 18:31.
The next event LCU will compete in is the Cardinal Invitational in San Antonio hosted by University of the Incarnate Word on Oct. 12.