After a strong finish at the OWU Invitational, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams look forward to an exciting year.
The men finished second out of ten and the women fourth. Top runners for the Bishops include junior Zak Geiger, sophomore Kaillie Winston and Freshman John Sotos. All of OWU’s top runners finished in the top ten.
Many people have completed a 5k race before. But try running it under twenty minutes, which is what Winston did on Saturday, finishing with a time of 19:30.
“With many races ahead, we needed to run smart. I am happy with our performances at this meet and excited to see how we will run later.”
Mentally preparing for one of these races can be a challenge. Winston says her strategy is to remind herself that she’s been through worse.
“Mentally, I prepare by reminding myself that I trained for this and if my workout last week didn’t kill me, this race probably won’t either,” she said.
Winston said a couple times that it is still very early in the season and how excited she is for the upcoming races. “Again, this is only the beginning of a fun season.”
The next race for both the men and women team is on Sept. 6th, at the Denison Invitational in Granville, Ohio.