Comastri leads Women’s Cross Country to Stegemoller Classic win


University of Southern Indiana women’s cross country freshman Jennifer Comastri (Indianapolis, Indiana) brought home a seventh-place finish to lead the fifth-ranked Screaming Eagles to the win at the Stegemoller Classic at Angel Mounds in Evansville Saturday morning.

Comastri finished the 5k race in a time of 18 minutes, 19.2 seconds to pace the Eagles. Junior Hope Jones (Cumberland, Indiana) had another strong run, placing 11th in 18:28.4.

Junior Melina Gryschka (Garbsen, Germany) finished 13th in 18:37.1, while senior Jessica Lincoln(Palatine, Illinois) was 17th with a time of 18:47.3. Senior Kate Duty (Owensboro, Kentucky) rounded out the scoring for the Eagles in 34th in 19:05.7.

A Pre-Nationals event with the NCAA II Championships at Angel Mounds in November, 15 teams made the trip to Angel Mounds. USI took the win with 82 points, with Division I Tennessee Martin taking second and Queens, N.C. in third.

USI is back in action September 30 for the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.