MEQUON, Wis. – The Alverno cross country team competed in the annual Ken Weidt Cross Country Classic at Concordia University of Wisconsin on Saturday morning. The Inferno were able to place 11th in the final team standings at the race, finishing with a combined team score of 324 on the six kilometer course.
Alverno was led by freshman Dominique Hudson, who paced the Inferno with a time of 30:16.3 as she was the 80th to cross the tape in her first collegiate race. Shortly after Hudson was senior Mackenzie Mathies, who clocked in at 33:29.8 for her first race of the season.
Next across the line for the Inferno was sophomore Isabel Ovalle, who punched in a time of 35:18.8, which is more than three minutes quicker than her pace a season ago at the same event.
Senior Tanya Salentine was fourth for the Inferno with a 108th place finish as she came across with a time of 41:28.1, which was also a two-minute improvement from last season's race along the waterfront course.
The final scoring position on Saturday belonged to senior Ellie Garcia, who finished her first collegiate 6K race with a time of 45:21.0. Junior Maya Kasch ended her race with a time of 46:43.6, which was also an improvement from her previous run at the Ken Weidt Classic back in the early stages of the 2017 season.
Carleton took the top spot on the leaderboard with a team score of 17, followed by St. Norbert in second with a team score of 55. Carthage took third at the event with a team score of 84 to round out the podium positions.
Alverno will be off for the next two weekends, but will return at the 2019 Lucian Rosa Invitational hosted by UW-Parkside at 10:30 a.m. along the Wayne E. Dannehl Course on the Kenosha-based campus.