EMPORIA – The season continued for the Raven Cross Country program on Friday as they took part in the Emporia State Invitational hosted by NCAA Div. II Emporia State University.
The Raven Women took second place in the event while the Raven Men placed eighth.
Leading the way for the Ravens in a sixth-place overall finish was Lauren Benzing in a time of 18:48. Lucy Leighton gave the Ravens to top 10 finishers as she finished in ninth place with a time of 19:07. Other scorers for the Ravens were Monica Davied in 21st, Katherine Rosse in 25th, Paige Case in 42nd, Kendra Stewart in 48th and Sydney Moser in 50th.
The women's race was a 5,000 meter course with a total of 125 runners competing in the race
For the Raven Men, they were paced by Joseph Barnes, who took 28th overall in a time of 26:59. Other runners scoring for the Ravens were Elijah Green in 50th, Joseph Lynch in 58th, Andrew Doyle in 73rd, Alex Hammeke in 86th, Johnathan Francois in 104th and Garrett Richard in 136th.
The men's race was a 8,000 meter course with a total of 148 runners competing.
The season continues for the Ravens on Oct. 8 as they'll travel to Lawrence to compete in the annual Haskell Indian Nations Invitational.