Kuder Leads Capital at #JennaStrong Fall Classic

Kuder Leads Capital at #JennaStrong Fall Classic
MASON, Ohio – The Capital University women's cross country team competed and finished 28th as a team at Friday's #JennaStrong Fall Classic, hosted by Wilmington College. Carrie Kuder served as the top Crusaders finisher, placing in the top third of the competition.

The #JennaStrong Fall Classic commemorates the memory of Jenna Parlette who collapsing during a race last season and tragically passed away three days later. Her passing stemmed from an epileptic episode resulting from a preexisting condition of Juvenile Myonclonic Epilepsy. She was a record-setting cross country and track & field runner and an honor roll student.

Kuder, a sophomore from Hilliard, Ohio, placed 124th overall out of a field of 413 runners and was the first Capital athlete to finish the 5,000-meter race. She completed the course in 20:46.34, besting her previous season-low time at a 5k by nine seconds.

Hannah Westhoven finished closely behind in 146th place with a 21:05.36 finish time, also bettering her previous 5k race by four seconds.

Also finished under 22 minutes was sophomore Alexandra Corrigan with a time of 21:45.73, good for 193rd place.

Rounding out the Capital lineup was freshmen Sarah Rini (22:20.67) and Hayley Bishop (25:04.71).

Capital, with its 827 points, finished 28th out of 43 teams. Ashland University won the team title with 52 points while Cedarville University took second with 104 points. Ashland's Delainey Phelps took top individuals honors, winning the race in 18:36.91.

Capital's next event will be the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, which will be hosted by John Carroll University. It will be held at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio on Nov. 1.