FAYETTE, Mo. – For the first time this season, the Raven Cross Country team was in action as they competed in the Gary Stoner Invitational hosted by Central Methodist University.
It was a clean sweep for Benedictine as the Raven Women won the 5k race while the Raven Men won the 6k race.
Benzing led the Raven women to their first-place finish with a time of 19:18.52 as Benedictine took first through fifth along with seventh and eighth overall in the race
Additional scoring athletes for the Raven Women were Lucy Leighton, second place (19:58.61), Elise Buchman, third place (20:08.94), Monica Davied, fourth place (20:52.80) and Katherine Ross, fifth place (20:57.85). Sydney Moser took seventh place (21:15.53) while Paige Case took eighth (21:17.81).
Barnes anchored the Raven Men to their top finish. He finished his 6k in a time of 20:32.14 to finish in third place overall. Jon Danner gave the Ravens a second Top 5 finish as he took fourth place in a time of 20:44.87.
Outside of the top two finishes, the remaining scoring Raven Men finished between eighth and 12th respectively. The remaining scoring Ravens were Andrew Kaiser, eight place (21:18.38), Phil Davis, ninth place (21:27.20), Andrew Doyle, 10th place (21:33.69), Joseph Lynch, 11th pace (21:47.46) and Elijah Green, 12th place (21:55.64).
The Ravens travel to Lincoln, Neb., for their next meet on Sept 17.