Cross Country

West Virginia University Women’s cross country began their regular season Thursday at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock, Texas.

The meet was held at the Red Raiders Rawls course, this year’s Big 12 Championship course and was the Mountaineers first time competing at Texas Tech.

West Virginia took control of the meet early with a first place win, including three runners in the top five and five runners in the top 10.

Jillian Forsey was the first to cross the finish line, taking first place in the Women’s 6k race with a time of 21:05.50. Closely behind, Maggie Drazba took second place with a time of 21:27.80.

Brynn Harshbarger took fourth place with a time of 22:38.80. Other top 10 runners include Briana Kerekes in sixth place and Megan Yuan in ninth.

The Mountaineers crushed the 12-team competition with a total of 22 points, surmounting the second place team, Texas Tech, with a total of 26 points.

With a win under their belt, WVU will strive for another on Saturday at the PSU Spiked Shoe Invitational in State College, PA.

Last season, the team had four runners in the top 20 and intend to raise that amount.