Big top-three finish for Roadrunners

Both the men’s and women’s teams earn a top-three finish at the 5th Annual Metro State University Roadrunners Invitational at Washington Park in Denver.

The men’s team finished behind Colorado Mesa, who had a score of 42, and finish better than UCCS (88).

Metro was one of the 13 men’s teams that competed.

As for the Lady Roadrunners, they came in third. The Roadrunners had a team score of 75, which was 15 and 10 behind UCCS and Midwestern State, respectfully.

The field for the girls was much arger as the Lady Roadrunners faced 15 other teams.

The top two runners for Metro were the women’s junior Breanna Hemming and men’s sophomore Jason Carey.

Hemming, who had a time of 22:38, finished second overall behind Heather Bates from UCCS, who had a time of 22:35.

“I kept pace with Bates,” Hemming said. “I had her at the end, but she put in an extra kick and I couldn’t.”

Carey came in seventh place, which was a personal best for him.

“I had it going for a while,” Carey said. “I was coming off from a little calf injury. Also I had a 10 second personal record, I felt good.”

“Bri looked really good out there, and Jason did well after having treatment all week,” head coach Nick Maas said.

The Runners will be at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships in Gunnison Nov. 8.

Author: Dylan Palm-Trujillo

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