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TLU Cross Country squads 7th, 9th at UIW Invitational

TLU Cross Country squads 7th, 9th at UIW Invitational

LIVE OAK, Texas -- Saturday at the University of the Incarnate Word Invitational, Texas Lutheran Cross Country registered a seventh-place team finish in the women's race and a ninth-place finish in the men's race. Both races were held Saturday at Live Oak City Park in Live Oak, Texas.

The UIW Invitational field included NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NAIA and NCAA Division III colleges and universities.

TLU's Ashley Rynard (Temple/Temple) collected an 18th-place finish in the women's race with a 6K time of 25 minutes, 16.6 seconds.

TLU Men's Cross Country runner Caleb Calderon (Austin/Akins/St. Andrew's (N.C.)) posted a 14th-place finish with an 8K time of 27:42.8.

The Bulldogs also received placements of 46th and 47th from Cassius Serff-Roberts (Austin/Akins) and Corey Rudacille (Marion/Marion), respectively. Serff-Roberts crossed the line in 30:26.1, and Rudacille recorded a time of 30:27.8.

Hector Hornedo (San Antonio/Antonian) and Mark Mainez (San Antonio/Central Catholic) placed 52nd and 67th, respectively. Hornedo finished in 30:47.9, and Mainez clocked a time of 37:08.1.

After Rynard's top-20 finish, the Bulldogs tallied placements of 29th and 34th from Hannah Martinez (Alice/Alice) and Ciara Rodriguez (Uvalde/Uvalde). Martinez posted a time of 26:12.8, and Rodriguez came home in 27:09.3.

Emma Morgan (Gonzales/Shiner St. Paul), Brooke Kloesel (Shiner/Shiner) and Jackie Garcia (San Antonio/Cornerstone/Christian) registered placements of 43rd, 46th and 54th. Morgan clocked a time of 28:04.4, and Kloesel and Garcia finished in 28:13.7 and 31:32.2, respectively.

Both TLU squads race next Saturday in Riverside, Calif. at the University of California-Riverside Invitational.