Women’s cross country takes over Texas Invitational

James Grandberry

The Texas women’s cross country team cruised to a home victory at the Texas Invitational this past weekend in Round Rock.

Held at Old Settlers Park, the first and only home meet of the season hosted an impressive finish for the Longhorns. Texas made up seven out of the top 10 runners, with senior Brittany Marches crossing the line first for Texas and second overall. 

Third overall and second for Texas was senior Megan Seibert, followed by senior Marielle Hall, junior Connor Ward, sophomore Meghan Shea, junior Alaina Perez and sophomore Hannah Novelli filling spots six through 10 in that order. 

Only one other runner in the top 10, Emily Perez from UTSA, ran for points in the competition. With Perez coming in fourth, the remaining two slots — first and fifth — were filled respectively by unattached runners Olivia Mickle, a graduate student who will join the Longhorns in the spring, and Lauren Smith. 

The next meet for the women is Oct. 19 when the team will travel to Madison, Wisc. to compete in the Wisconsin
Adidas Invitational.