The Pratt Community College indoor track teams opened their season at the Missouri Southern State Invitational over the weekend. Twenty-four PCC athletes competed against nine other schools.
Elisabeth Richins (pictured) led the way for the women, finishing in twelfth place (2:31) in the 800 meter run. For the rest of the team, some winter break rust reared its head.
The women have two weeks to prepare for the Texas Tech Open on January 30-31.
The men had a little more success as Dennis Barfield finished tenth (53.5) in the 400 meter run. Detrius McGuire also had a successful debut in the 60 meter run, clocking a solid 7.35.
The distance medley team of Ryan Landry, Greg Guajardo, Andres Pelayo and Alfredo Vega finished in seventh place. Vega finished the relay in strong fashion, clocking a 4:42 for the 1600 meter anchor leg.
The men will be joining the women at Texas Tech in two weeks.