Hendrix Women take Early Bird Invitational

August 31, 2019

By HENDRIX SPORTS INFORMATION

CLARKSVILLE – Men’s and women’s cross country teams opened up the 2019 season by taking part in Ozarks’ Early Bird Invite at Clarksville Saturday morning.

On the men’s side, the Warriors finished in second place as freshmen Gideon Drake finished in eighth-place individually with a 19:09.3 mark in the 5K (3.11 miles) field.

On the women’s side, Hendrix topped Philander Smith and host Ozarks to win the meet. Senior Mackenzie Gearin finished first and recorded a 14:02.3 mark in the 3K (2 miles) field while sophomore Rachel Allen finished second and recorded a 14:33.0 mark.

MEET INFORMATION
Event: Early Bird Invite
Date(s): Aug. 31
Host: University of the Ozarks | Clarksville
Site: U of O Cross Country Course

WARRIORS’ TIME AND PLACES
Men
– Gideon Drake – 8th place – 19:09.3 
– Michael Miller – 11th place – 19:28.6
– Connor Escajeda – 14th place – 21:00.6
– Ian Campbell – 20th place – 15:52.9

Women
– Mackenzie Gearin – 1st place – 14:02.3
– Rachel Allen – 2nd place – 14:33.0
– Victoria Ortega – 3rd place – 14:51.5
– Tali Ramirez – 7th place – 15:55.1
– Liesl Krone – 10th place – 17:03.4
– Bailey Brya – 12th place – 17:42.7

UP NEXT
The Warriors will return to Conway Sept. 7 to take part in the Central Arkansas Invite across town.

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