UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -
Senior Jenna Dubrow
was the second overall finisher out of 40 runners at the Penn State National Invitational on Saturday with a time of 21:59. Freshman Catherine Pinson
had another strong performance as she finished fifth in 22:33.
The women's 6K race between Temple, Penn State, Duquesne, and Towson began at 11 a.m. Saturday morning on the Blue-White Golf Course.
"Jenna is racing great and is in the best shape of her life," said coach James Snyder
. "Catherine had a breakthrough day today as well. This was a huge step forward for her."
Sophomore Danielle Britton
placed 32nd in a time of 25:08 and senior Andrea Mathis
finished in 25:15 to place 35th. Senior Kiersten Brown
(25:28) and freshman Louise Huuki
(25:43) finished 36th and 37th respectively.
"We have two weekends without a meet for the first time this year to get back to training and put us in the best possible position we can for our conference meet," said Snyder. "The middle of the pack for the women has to improve and finish closer together. It all comes down to someone stepping up and being willing to take a chance for the team. I am hoping in two weeks we will see that happen."
The Owls have three weeks to train and look ahead to competing in the American Athletic Conference Championships in Tulsa, Okla. on Oct. 31.