ATU Golden Suns take first at Lois Davis Invitational

MAGNOLIA, AR – The Golden Suns have outshined the competition winning 1st place at the 2021 Lois Davis Invitational 5k for their second-consecutive win of the season Saturday afternoon.
 
Tech nearly matched last week’s record with six top-10 finishes blocking off 2nd through 6th place – earning their 1st-place team score of 20.
 
Only 11.2 seconds behind front runner Nieves Megias of Harding, freshman Calli Beshore led the Golden Suns with a 2nd-place finish at 19.00.8.
 
Following in the Tech block of runners was freshman Ashlynn Mays for 3rd at 19.22. Senior Aubre Gilreath took 4th at 19.28, last meet’s champion freshman Morganne Browning took 5th at 19.36, and finishing the block was freshman Felicity West taking 6th with 19.43.
 
Freshman Maria Diaz-Fernandez capped off the top-ten taking 10th with a 20.13.7 finish. Freshman Kaelyn Dobbins took 20th at 20.43.9 in a close gap competition with runners from Ouachita Baptist, Southern Arkansas, and Henderson State.
 
Sophomore Karina Maravillas took 23rd beating out two Harding runners to stay in the top 25.
 
Freshman Kristen Bess took 41st with a 24.04.6 finish.

The Golden Suns will return to action on Feb. 12th for the Bob Gravett Invitational hosted by Ouachita Baptist.

TEAM STANDINGS             SCORE           TOTAL TIME
1          Arkansas Tech               20                    1:37:11
2          Harding                           52                    1:40:11
3          Ouachita Baptist            76                    1:42:26
4          Southern Arkansas        82                   1:43:34
5          Henderson State          133                   1:51:57