Storie followed up her victory at the George Kyte Classic in September with a victory at the California Baptist University Invitational on Saturday. Storie finished with a time of 21:29.1 to lead the Dixie State women's team to a third place finish in the 6K race. Storie has been the top Division II runner in both races this season. The win marks her fifth individual victory at Dixie State.
The Dixie State cross country teams recorded solid finishes Saturday, Oct. 3 at the California Baptist Invitational. The Storm made the most of their preview of the course that will also serve as the location for the Pacific West Conference championships later this month.
Junior Skyler Storie (Cottonwood, Ariz./Mingus Union HS) won her second straight race, finishing the 6K (3.75 miles) course in 21:29.04 to lead the women's team to a third place finish with an overall time of 1:59:39. Three other Red Storm runners recorded Top-25 finishes as freshman Megan Sidwell (Smithfield, Utah/Sky View HS) finished in 19th place with a time of 24:06.66, freshman Jenessa Mitchell (St. George, Utah/Snow Canyon HS) finished in 21st place with a 24:21.32, and junior Elizabeth Cook (Wellsville, Utah/Mountain Crest HS) finished in 24th place with a time of 24:37.25.
On the men's side, sophomore Yonas Desta (Salt Lake City, Utah/Cottonwood HS) broke the team 8K (5 miles) record with a time of 25:58.42 and a 12th place finish to lead the men's team to second place with an overall time of 2:13:56. Two others finished in the Top-20, as freshman Hunter Chamberlain (St. George, Utah/Dixie HS) finished in 16th place with a time of 26:28.36 and junior Shi-Quan Nettingham (Las Vegas, Nev./Desert Pines HS) finished in 19th place with a 26:34.62.
"It was a successful race for both teams," Head Coach Justin Decker said. "It was also a good chance to learn the course for conference in a few weeks."
Both teams return to action on Oct. 10 at the SUU Color Country Invite in Cedar City, Utah.