Cross country competes

JBU’s women’s team finished in seventh place while the men took eighth this weekend at Oklahoma Baptist Invitational.

Sophomore Marco Gutierez was the men’s team top finisher with a time of 26:21 and the 22nd place out of 109. For the women, Melissa Roth had the top finish with a time of 20:06 and a 29th place finish out of 101.

The meet was held on the same course that the Sooner Athletic Conference meet will be held on in early November. Roth had said before the meet that the OBU Invitational would be their first chance to see how they run against other SAC teams.

Oklahoma Baptist and Oklahoma City dominated the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational last weekend. For the men and women, 11 of the top 25 finishes were from these schools.

Out of just the five SAC teams that went to the meet, JBU’s women’s team finished in third and the men finished in fourth.

The Golden Eagles will run again on Oct. 20 at the NAIA MidStates Classic in Winfield, Kan.