Oklahoma Baptist women crowned GAC cross country champions

WEATHERFORD – Oklahoma Baptist cruised to the 2021 Great American Conference cross country title Saturday morning. With all of its runners placing in the top 20, including three in the top five, OBU tallied a team score of 47 points, beating out second place Arkansas Tech.

The win gives OBU its fourth-straight GAC title.

Emma Downing led the Bison to the finish line and the GAC individual title. Downing finished the 5k race in 18:14.7.

East Central’s Aaliyah Regg-Wajid placed second with a time of 18:22.5.

OBU’s Kayla McGruder and Allison Derry placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Harding’s Nieves Megias rounded out the top 5.

Team Scores:

1. Oklahoma Baptist – 47
2. Arkansas Tech – 61
3. Harding – 63
4. Southern Arkansas – 125
5. Ouachita Baptist – 131
6. East Central – 160
7. Southeastern Oklahoma – 172
8. Southwestern Oklahoma – 230
9. Southern Nazarene – 235
10. Henderson St. – 255
11. Northwestern Oklahoma – 311