Kenton Means, Sports Information Director
LAWTON – Led by sophomore Alma Duran, the Cameron women’s cross country team finished first at their home meet, the Aggie Duels, on Friday morning.
Cameron outlasted both Northwestern Oklahoma State and Southwestern Oklahoma State with a total time of 1:42:18 and an average time of 20:27.60; USAO has just four runners in the race, so they did not qualify for meet rankings. CU had four runners finish inside the top-5 and scored 23 points for the race.
Duran, who placed fifth last week at the MSU Stampede, led the field with a 19:29.00 time in the 5K race. The sophomore crossed the finish line 28 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor, USAO’s Sharon Jebet.
Keyanna Patterson claimed the second spot points with a 20:09 time, while Taylor Esquivel and Vivien Chesire were just seconds behind, finishing with four and five points respectively with sub-20:30 times.
Rounding out the CU grouping was Alejandra Collier with 11 points, Violet Torres with 12 points, and Jessica Parnell with 15 points. Shianne Taylor also ran for CU, coming in 25th place overall.
Cameron’s next test will be a tough one, as they run at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5.