DENTON, Texas (10/02/09) - The North Texas women's cross country team stole the show Friday evening at the 32nd annual North Texas Invitational by winning first place with a total of only 32 points. Junior Ingrid Mollenkompf took first place in the 5k run in a time of 18:44 and was followed by teammate Sallie Anderson, who finished second with a mark of 19:18.
"It was nice to see Ingrid get a top finish like that," North Texas cross country head coach Robert Vaughan said. "She hasn't placed high in the past but this time she was warmed up and had a lot of confidence. Every once in a while you can see this type of potential from here. I think she has a lot more to show as does the rest of the team. We just need to stay healthy."
The women also got top-10 performances from sophomore Sara Dietz (5th, 19:35) and Amy Alcala (10th, 19:55). Jessica Torres (14th), Sarah Workman (17th), Haley Cowan (20th), Tara Piles (23rd), Kalie Hagood (30th) and Alyssa Stroud (40th) finished in that order.
The men's team was bit by the flu bug and because of that had only two runners compete. Senior Josue Nunez finished 10th in a time of 26:47 while newcomer Nick Mahoy placed 25th.
North Texas will have a couple of week off now before they compete again in the Sam Houston Invitational on October 17 in Huntsville, Texas.