JACKSON, Miss.- A quartet of freshman counted toward the team score for Mississippi’s State’s cross country team Friday night as the Bulldogs placed second to kick off its season at The Opener.
In her collegiate debut, Ramat Jimoh (18:22.99) started and finished strong, claiming the second-place spot in the race. Also counting toward the team score, Gabrielle Boulay (18:56.09), Madelyn Keating (19:10.46), and Brooklyn Quanz (19:17.76) made their mark by finishing 10th, 13th, and 17th, respectively, in their very first collegiate race.
Notably, seasoned runner Zoe Brito (18:23.51) found herself with a fourth-place finish and setting a new personal best, shaving off an impressive 39 seconds from her previous collegiate record. This accomplishment marked a significant milestone for Brito, as it was her highest finish in the 5k race at the collegiate level.
The young Bulldogs demonstrated consistency, with all members of the lineup finishing within the top 40 positions. Among the newcomers, Maci Mills (19:57.68) and Trinity Holland (20:27.69) showcased their talent in their debuts, securing the 26th and 31st positions, respectively.
The Bulldogs finished with 42 points
Women’s Individual Results (5K)
2. Ramat Jimoh, 18:22.99
4. Zoe Brito, 18:23.09
10. Gabrielle Boulay, 18:56.09
13. Madelyn Keating 19:10.46
17. Brooklyn Quanz 19:17.76)
26. Maci Mills 19:57.68
31. Trinity Holland 20:27.69
36. Savannah McIntosh 20:42.87
Women’s Team Results
1. Mississippi College, 41 points
2. Mississippi State, 42 points
3. Southern Miss., 83 points
4. ULM, 105 points
5. William Carey, 126 points
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