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'Cats take third in season opener

'Cats take third in season opener

Johnson & Wales kicked off the 2018 season on Friday evening at Colby Community College's Trojan Invitational.

The Wildcats finished in third place with a team score of 59. Hastings College grabbed first place with a score of 17 followed by host Colby with a score of 42.

Rachel Seligson (Palo Alto, Calif.) was the first Wildcat across the finish line in 17th place with a time of 23:29 ahead of Morgan Sauer (Angola, Ind.) in 19th at 24:07. Lynette Mientus (Germantown Hills, Ill.) finished in 20th at 24:42 and Morgan Lozano (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) finished the race at 26:16 in 23rd. Lourdes Escamilla (Irving, Texas) finished at 35:44.

Johnson & Wales heads to the Missouri Stampede on September 15.

You can view the full results here.