Junior Alex Fossum and senior Bridget McGivern had top-four individual finishes in a field of 153 runners to lead No. 15-ranked St. Thomas Women's Cross Country to first place at Friday's 12-team UW-River Falls Invitational.
The season-opening race covered 6,000 meters and was held at Killkarney Hills Golf Course in River Falls.
The Tommies put 12 runners in the top 30 and took first with 33 points. St. Cloud State (64), Augsburg (122), UW-River Falls (130) and St. Catherine (131) placed 2-3-4-5.
SCSU senior Sam Sunstrom placed first in 22:17, and Augsburg senior Taybri Irving was second (23:15).
Soph Amber Matzoll (11th, 24:25), soph Bridget Schmitt (14th, 24:36), junior Jenny Walz (17th, 24:44), freshman Grace Loeslie (19th, 24:46), junior Melissa Marsh (24th, 25:10), freshman Sara Ness (27th, 25:19), freshman Catie Ryan (29th, 25:28) and freshman Grace Williams (30th, 25:30) also placed in the top 30 for St. Thomas.