Rustlers XC ran at ChadronSep 13, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
On Saturday, Central Wyoming College's cross country squad competed at the Chadron State College Invitational as the Rustlers ran in their second event of the new season.
Head coach Al Lara's squad competed against the host Eagles and the South Dakota School of Mines.
Freshman Lukas Mathew led the way for Central with an 11th-place finish in the men's race, crossing the finish line of the 8-kilometer course in a time of 28:48, as Chadron's Phil Duncan won in 27:00.
Other finishers for the Rustlers included Zach Relf (15th, 29:37), Erick Nkunzimana (18th, 30:34), Dominic Twomey (19th, 31:24), Duncan Makin (34:21) and Brayden Werick (39:07).
Central finished third as a team with 74 points behind winners Chadron State (16) and South Dakota School of Mines (50).
On the women's side, former Big Red runner Jessica Stewart was the fastest Lady Rustler in the field at 22:02, which was good for a 19th-place finish.
Alyse Henry of Chadron State won in a time of 19:04.
Also finishing were Central's Breana Beaslin (24:03), Rebekah Hutchison (24:45), Sienna Schuler (25:07) and Jessilyn Monahan (25:20).
The Lady Rustlers were third with 85 points, behind Chadron State (24) and South Dakota School of Mines (31).
Central will next compete at the Montana State University-Northern Invitational on Sept. 23.