Senior Kelly Russ led the women’s cross country team to a fifth place finish out of 19 teams Saturday at the Willamette Invite in Salem, Ore.
St. Thomas took second out of the Division III schools, finishing just behind Whitworth. Russ took 11th place out of a 203 runners. Sophomore Alyssa Rasett-Mehl came in 15th and Taylor Berg finished 38th.
The team runs next on Oct. 17, at the Wisconsin-LaCrosse Invite.