Golden Suns finish 16th

The Golden Suns cross country team scored 365 and had a team time of 1:40:40.87 at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Missouri. Cami Hedstron from Bentonville had good day. She finished 51 out of 193 runners with a time of 19:18.49. Her time was good enough to set the 34th best 5K time in school history.

Shannon McLaughlin from Convoy, Ireland put together a solid day. Shefinished second for the Golden Suns with a time of 19:45.09 finishing 77 overall in the race. McLauglin was able to break her best time of 19:47.5, set last season in the University of Arkansas Little Rock Invitational.

Amy Rivera set her best time this past weekend in the 5K with a time of 19:57.25. She broke her previous record set this season from the Memphis Twilight meet by 25 seconds.

GOLDEN SUNS—TIMES AND PLACES
Cami Hedstrom – 19:18.49 – 51
Shannon McLaughlin – 19:45.09 – 77
Amy Riera – 19:57.25 – 86
Logan Edwards – 20:39.83 – 118
Mary Simmons – 21:00.01 – 135
Megan Bradley – 21:07.90 – 143
Angel Mapp – 22:10.44 – 168
Erika Nava Diaz – 22:51.62 – 174
Adrianna Simmons – 22:55.99 – 175
The Golden Suns will race at the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Fayetteville.