Renner leads Rio Grande women at Southeastern Classic

Randy PaytonSpecial to OVP

October 22, 2012

BEREA, Ky. — Senior Kayla Renner notched a 14th place finish to lead the University of Rio Grande women’s cross country team in the Southeastern Classic, hosted by Berea College on Saturday afternoon.

Renner finished the 5K course in a time of 19:56.

The race attracted 97 runners and 10 schools were vying for the team title, although the RedStorm had just four runners participating and did not qualify for a team score.

Junior Amy Lower and sophomore Brittany Piccone were 37th and 39th respectively, posting finishes of 21:07 and 21:18. Senior Danielle Stockham finished 85th in a time of 26:29.

Lindsey Wilson College’s Sarah Ronoh had the top individual time of 17:26, more than a minute ahead of runner-up Darcy Mascotti from the University of the Cumberlands.

Center College won the team championship with 48 points, while the University of the Cumberlands (66) and Lee, Tenn. (87) rounded out the top three.

Rio Grande will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 3, when it hosts the Mid-South Conference Championships.