REDLANDS, CA — Ashley Garnica finished in the top-10, Michelle Suarez placed in the top-20, and the University of La Verne women's cross country team opened up the season at the Redlands Invitational in impressive fashion.
Garnica took tenth overall with a time of 18:15 in the 4500-meter course. Suarez followed in 19th place clocking in at 18:53.
From the Coach
"The women got pulled out a little quick and weren't able to maintain positions upfront," said La Verne Cross Country Head Coach Justin Wood. "We have to work on our race execution in order to reach our potential. This team will be a strong pack in future races."
Reiko Fujimoto followed close behind in 31st place with a time of 19:50.
La Verne took fifth as a team in a field of NCAA Division III squads and junior colleges.
The Leopards compete next at the UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday, September 14.Watch Live Follow ULV Athletics on Twitter Like us on Facebook Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram