Running on a very cool morning in Lawrence, Kansas, seemed to be good for the Peru State women's cross country team. All six runners posted their personal best time of the season in the Haskell Indian Nations University Invite on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Running on a very cool morning in Lawrence, Kansas, seemed to be good for the Peru State women's cross country team.  All six runners posted their personal best time of the season in the Haskell Indian Nations University Invite on Saturday, Oct. 11.
 
As a team, the Bobcats were 13th out of 13 complete teams, but closed the gap on their competitors.

Freshman Rachel Loecker (Hartington) continued to be the top runner for Peru State as she finished 60th out of 115 runners with a time of 22:05.14.  For scoring purposes, Loecker was 55th.
 
Sophomore Christa Scott (Geneva) was 65th in scoring with a time of 22:47.29 while freshman Samantha Carlson (Cozad) was scored 70th with a time of 23:19.28.  Scott cut nearly two minutes off her previous best while Carlson cut nearly one minute.
 
Sophomores Sarah Newell (Omaha), Kiana Borengasser (Waianae, Hawaii), and Skylar Albers (Omaha) were 83rd, 85th, and 86th with times of 26:42.62, 29:56.06, and 30:34.63.  All three runners each also cut nearly two minutes off their previous best 5K times this season.
 
Peru State will be competing on Oct. 25 in the Mid-States Classic hosted by Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.  Race time is 10 a.m.
 
Then, on Nov. 8, for the first time since Peru State has joined the Heart of America Athletic Conference, the College and its athletic department, will be hosting the conference championships at the Auburn Country Club.