Southern women finish 23rd at Chili Pepper Invite

Fayetteville, Ark. -- The 19th ranked Missouri Southern women's cross country program placed 23rd out of 56 teams today at the prestigious Chili Pepper Invite at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. 

A total of 456 runners took part and the Lions were led by senior Silvia Pineda who placed 84th on the 6k course with a time of 18:40.29. Sophomore Marlee Tegenkamp was 125th with a time of 19:03.24, while freshman Rachel Schrader ran the course in 19:12.12. 

Senior Olga Bulgurova finished in a time of 19:!3.86, while freshman Nicole French completed the course in a time of 19:28.64. Senior Victoria Kline ran a time of 19:51.02, while freshman Michelle Stevens and sophomore Katie Schmidt finished with times of 19:54.38 and 20:07.76, respectively. 

The Lions will be back in action on October 22 when Southern heads to Edwardsville, Ill. to take place in the Southern Illinois - Edwardsville Cougar Invite.