SAN ANTONIO – Several members of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men and women's cross country teams competed in the Incarnate Word Invitational meet Saturday morning with all seven runners finishing in the top 30.
On the men's side, the Islanders had three runners compete in the event, and they all ran well, placing in the top 12. Leading the pack for A&M – Corpus Christi was freshman Edgar Martinez who set a personal best for both finish and time, running the 8k in 26:22.49 en route to a fourth place finish. The other two male runners both finished in the 26th minute as well with senior Jacob Abrego crossing the line with a time of 26:48.18 to finish in 10th and another freshman, Daniel Guerrero, coming in 12th in 26:50.30.
UTSA finished atop the men's team standings among the Division I competitors with a combined score of 31. Texas State and UT – Pan American rounded out the top three with scores of 47 and 91.
The Islanders women's cross country team almost had a full team, as four members ran in the 6k. Finishing just outside of the top 10 was Ann-Kathrin Ott, who came in 11th in 23:40.62. Ashley Mills was the second runner across the line for A&M – Corpus Christi, with a time of 24:28.43, which was good enough for 24th place.
Sitting atop the Division I women's team board was host UIW with a total of 39. The other three teams were bunched together to round out the DI competitors, as Abilene Christian (58), Texas State (60) and UTPA (62) finished four points apart.
The Islanders will close out their regular season next week, as they will head to Terre Haute, Ind., to face some stiff competition at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet on Saturday, Oct. 19.
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