UAB Cross Country Competes At Indiana State Pre-National Invitational Sunday

Rhiannon Johns and the Blazers will compete among three top-five teams Sunday.

Oct. 15, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The UAB cross country team travels to Terra Haute, Ind. to compete in the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The Blazers will run their first 6K of the season beginning at 10:40 a.m. CT.

UAB will compete among a field of 387 runners from 40 teams, including four nationally ranked and three conference opponents in Rice, Tulsa and UTEP. The four ranked participants are No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Colorado, No. 5 Georgetown, No. 18 Michigan.

The Blazers placed 24th in its most recent competition at the Notre Dame Invitational. Senior Rhiannon Johns was the front-runner for the Blazers completing the 5K in 17:52 to place 57th out of a field of 225 participants.

Junior Sarah Hudak clocked a time of 18:17 to place second for UAB and senior Clara Cid crossed the line in 18:32 to round out the Blazers’ top three runners. UAB’s fourth and fifth finishers were seniors Kristina Vaughn (18:51) and Lauren Fayen (19:19).