Golden Suns just competed in largest race this season

The Golden Suns cross country team will be back in action this weekend in Clarksville for the Ozark Open at 8 a.m.

The Golden Suns competed in the 28th Annual Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Oct. 1, finishing in 24th place out of 40 non-Division I schools competing.

The race was the largest the Golden Suns have competed in this season, with 58 teams and 493 total runners of all collegiate levels.
Amy Riera, of Southlake, Texas, led the Golden Suns, finishing the 5k at 19:40, a personal best in her collegiate career. Riera finished 100th out of 253 Division II runners.
Shortly behind Riera was Shannon McLaughlin, of Convoy, Ireland. McLaughlin finished clocked at 19:59.8, putting her in 122nd place.
A trio of Golden Suns were able to finish the race under the 21-minute mark. Cami Hedstrom, a of Bentonville finished at 20:15.2, placing 143rd. Logan Edwards, of Van Buren finished at 20:26.7, placing 154th. Lastly, Megan Bradley finished at 20:36.2, placing 167th.
The Ozark Open is the next to last event of the season for the Golden Suns, preceding only the UALR Open before the Great American Conference Championship.