USI Comastri Second At Chargers Invitational


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.—Four University of Southern Indiana Women’s Cross Country runners carded top-20 finishes Saturday morning to lead the No. 15 Screaming Eagles to a second-place finish out of 33 teams at the UAH Chargers Invitational.

Senior Jennifer Comastri (Indianapolis, Indiana) finished second out of 292 competitors to lead the Eagles, while sophomore Cameron Hough (Olney, Illinois) finished ninth. Comastri finished the five-kilometer race in 17 minutes, 05.71 seconds, while Hough completed the course in 17:43.74.

Junior Kara Martin (Herrin, Illinois) and sophomore Hadley Fisher (Evansville, Indiana) were 13th and 20th, respectively, to aid the Eagles’ efforts.

USI finished with 82 points, 29 shy of No. 5 Lee University, which won the meet with 53 points. No. 19 Dallas Baptist University was third with 138 points, while Pittsburg State University (198 points) and Metro State University of Denver (202 points) rounded out the top five teams.

Sophomore McKenna Cavanaugh (New Albany, Indiana) completed USI’s top-five with a 39th-place finish, while freshman Allison Morphew (Evansville, Indiana) and sophomore Adele Schnautz (Evansville, Indiana) was 50th and 51st, respectively, to round out USI’s top-seven.

The Eagles return to action on October 23 when they compete at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships. USI is looking to recapture the GLVC title for the first time since 2019 and the 11th time since 2008.