Meet: Missouri Western Griffon Open
Location: St. Joseph, Mo.
ST JOSEPH, Mo. – Duncan Gakuru led the Evangel men's cross country team winning the individual title on the men's side, while Leslie Perona finished third in the women's race Saturday at the Griffon Open.
Gakuru paced the Crusaders with a time of 26:48.03 to win the men's 8k race. Shane Burns was the second-highest finisher for Evangel as he was fourth with a time of 27:21.19.
The Evangel men finished behind host NCAA Division II Missouri Western but beat Park in the team standings.
Perona covered the course with a time of 20:28.49 to lead the Evangel women and finish third. Jordan Fiorani was the next finisher for Evangel with a time of 23:34.23.
3 – Leslie Perona – 20:38.49
11 – Jordan Fiorani – 23:04.34
13 – Emily Standage – 23:34.23
16 – Camryn Will – 24:00.85
17 – Taylor Cruzado – 24:14.30
18 – Hailey Souter – 28:42.09
Evangel takes a week off before heading to Central Methodist on October 12 for the Gary Stoner Invitational.