Oklahoma Baptist had a plan for this race, take the lead early on and stay there.
They finished the race nearly six seconds ahead of second place finishers British Columbia. Oklahoma Baptist finished with a time of 8:52, nearly nine seconds off of the record set in 2005. British Columbia finished with a time of 8:58.
Embry-Riddle and Spring Arbor had a battle for third that went right down to the wire. Embry-Riddle ended up edged out Spring Arbor in the end. Embry-Riddle pushed on the last lap and captured third place with a time of 8:59.34 and Spring Arbor finished fourth with 8:59.88.
Oklahoma Baptist senior Shondia Drew ran the third leg of the race and was determined to not let anyone pass her. Even though she knows she plays a crucial part on the team running third, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Oklahoma Baptist celebrated their win by sitting in the grass and drinking lots of water to get rehydrated.