Montgomery Runs Third-Best Time in School History

FULL RESULTS

MontgomeryHANOVER, IND. – Senior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery shattered her previous personal best to lead the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women’s cross-country team at Saturday’s highly-regarded Division III Pre-National Invitational at Hanover.

Montgomery (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) ran a 6-kilometer time of 23:27.68 – 83 seconds better than her previous best of 24:50, a mark she set last season at Bluffton. The time, which placed her 24th in the meet, stands as the third-best time in Rose-Hulman program history.

The Engineers finished 18th in the tough field with 495 points. Trinity (Texas) captured the meet title with 44 points, Lewis (73 points) placed second and St. Scholastic (139) was third.

Junior Anna Taylor (Owensboro, Ky. Apollo) finished second for Rose-Hulman, as she ran a time of 26:26 to place 113rd overall.  Junior Ashley Schumacher (St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran) came in third for the Engineers, finishing with a time of 27:23 to place 117rd.

Rounding out the top seven for Rose were Kathleen Boyce (Riverside, Ill./Riverside Brookfield) at 29:18, Austin Mroz (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) at 30:04, Ellen Owens (Brookville, Ind./Oldenburg Academy) at 30:55 and Madison Thompson (Winthrop Harbor, Ill./Zion-Benton) at 31:35.

The Engineers return to action Oct. 18 when they travel to the Wilmington Fall Classic in Wilmington, Ohio.

TEAM SCORES: 1. Trinity (Texas) 44; 2. Lewis 73; 3. St. Scholastica 139; 4. DePauw 153; 5. Loras 168; 6. Huntington 171; 7. Centre 194; 8. Lewis & Clark 219; 9. Conn College 224; 10. St. Norbert 237; 11. Bowdoin 274; 12. St. Mary’s (Ind.) 306; 13. Rhodes 315; 14. Manchester 356; 15. Hanover 399; 16. Buffalo State 433; 17. Berry 484; 18. Rose-Hulman 495.

ROSE-HULMAN INDIVIDUAL TIMES: 24. Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery, 23:27; 113. Anna Taylor, 26:26; 117. Ashley Schumacher, 27:23; 120. Kathleen Boyce, 29:18; 121. Austin Mroz, 30:04; 122. Ellen Owens, 30:55; 123. Madison Thompson, 31:35.