The women of Hope International University's Cross Country team also competed at the Warriors invitational, and placed eleven out of twelve teams with a score of 268 and a team time of 1:45.16.
Junior Daphne Salomon (JR/Chino, CA) finished first for the women with a time of 19:33.0 to finish 41st out of 112 runners. Freshman Shaylynn Wynn (FR/Bellflower, CA) finished 49th with a time of 19:48.4. Both of these times would be season bests. Freshman Veronica Chen (FR/Anaheim, CA) finished 79th with a time of 21:25.2, followed by fellow freshman Jasmine Valdez (FR/Fullerton) who completed the 5000 meters in a time of 21:34.0. Junior Tabitha Abbey (JR/Fullerton, CA) finished 97th for the Royals with a time of 22:54.6. Freshman Alexandra Rodriguez (FR/San Pedro, CA) finished 109th for the Royals with a time of 26:13.7.
Head Coach Dan Whittington said, "The women also ran their best team time of the year even without usual #3 runner Sofia Gutierrez (FR/Placentia, CA). Daphne and Shaylynn ran aggressive up front for the team both running season bests. Although the women finished 11th our of 12 teams, 5 out of the 6 women ran their season best time. We will have our team at full strength in two weeks at the Conference Championships."