Kuykendall Wins Principia Opener

Jessie Kuykendall
Jessie Kuykendall

ELSAH, Ill. - Jessie Kuykendall notched her first win of the 2017 season with a first-place finish in the Principia Opener.

Kuykendall finished the 4K in 14 minutes, 56.27 seconds, finishing almost a full minute in front of her nearest competitor. 

Madison Zack also finished in the top five for Westminster, with a fifth-place finish in 16:56.63. 

Althea Honan finished the first race of her college career in 17:29.96, finishing seventh. 

Rounding out the top five for Westminster was Charlotte Blair in 16th (17:45.08) and Taylor Howard in 21st (19:04.87). 

Kelsey Newland, Whitney Mitchhart, and Mollie Amsden also competed for Westminster finishing 24th, 29th, and 30th, respectively. 

As a team, Westminster finished second out of four teams. 

On the men's side, Westminster fielded two runners. 

Joseph Labitska finished in 26th with a time of 21:57.51. 

Jack Pervinich finished 28th with a time of 22:06.59. 

Westminster cross country competes next at Central Mathodist on Saturday, Sept. 9.