MSU junior Jasmine Stokes paced a season-best 6K time of 26:08.70 to lead the Mustangs to a fourth place showing Thursday evening in the Midwestern State Invitational at Lake Wichita Park.
The Mustangs amassed a total of 102 points to finish behind Oklahoma Christian (29), Central Oklahoma (45) and Southwestern Oklahoma State (62).
Midwestern also received countable finishes for sophomore Angela Dees (26:21.90/19th), freshman Kylee Gorney (26:39.70/20th), redshirt-freshman Angela Powers (27:19.10/22nd) and sophomore Maranda Rodriguez (27:58.00/23rd).
Oklahoma Christian's Layne Hammer pulled away to take top individual honors clocking a 22:51.50 in the looped 6K course easily outdistancing runner-up Madison Brown of Central Oklahoma who clocked a 23:30.60.
MSU freshman Stefanie Blaine ran a 28:35.90 to finish 25th followed by freshman Natalie McLaurin (30:35.50/27th) and redshirt-freshman April Pena (32:26.70/32nd).
Midwestern State's top eight runners compete in the 6K Incarnate Word Invitational Saturday morning at Live Oak (Texas) City Park. The collegiate women's race begins at 8:40 a.m.