Montano-Salama twins record season bests at Morningside Invite

Montano-Salama twins record season bests at Morningside Invite

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. -- Bruin cross country runners and twin sisters Dayana and Diana Montano-Salama recorded season bests at today's Morningside Invitational held at the Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D.

Dayana recorded a 5-kilometer time of 25:44.1 to finish in 98th among 103 finishers. Diana ran 26:35.3 for 101st place. Both times were significant improvements over their opening meet at Dordt two weeks ago. Taylor Caba was the third and final Bruin competitor today and ran 22:39.4 for 83rd place to lead the team today.

The Bruins were short-handed today and did not score as a team. Iowa Central Community College, a perennial NJCAA powerhouse, was first among the eight scoring teams. Nationally ranked NAIA squad Dordt was runner-up.

Head Coach Craig Christians was pleased with the effort overall. "I said the same thing about the men but it's true…we have some women who just need to race, whether it be to get in shape or just gain some experience, and I was really happy to come away with two season bests. We're working hard and not letting up for these early meets so we are running on some weary legs. I was happy with our results today."  

The Bruins will travel to Crete, Neb. next Saturday, Sept. 26, where they will compete in the Dean White Invitational hosted by Doane University. The women's portion of the meet will begin at 10:00 a.m.