Rio’s Williams 2nd at Great Lakes Challenge


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lucy Williams ran to a second place finish to lead the University of Rio Grande in the White Division of Saturday’s NAIA Great Lakes Challenge Cross Country Invitational.

Williams, a senior from Athens, Ohio, finished the 5k course in 18:55 and trailed only Cleary University’s Madison Paquette (18:45) in the 106-runner field.

Rio Grande did not post a team score, fielding just three participants in the race.

Freshman Abalena Sullivan (Chillicothe, OH) finished eighth for the RedStorm in a time of 20:01, while junior Kelsey Miller (Georgetown, OH) was 42nd after crossing the finish line in 21:50.

St. Francis (Ind.) won the team championship with 61 points, while Lawrence Tech was second with 108 points and Indiana University-Kokomo was third with 118 points.

Rio Grande returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Kentucky Christian in a dual meet.

Race time is set for 4:30 p.m.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.