Mocs Close Out Season By Running in Two Events at UNF Twilight Invitational

Aleksa Guerra finished eighth in the 5,000-meter run at Wednesday's UNF Twilight Invitational.
Aleksa Guerra finished eighth in the 5,000-meter run at Wednesday's UNF Twilight Invitational.

JACKSONVILLE - In its final track event of the spring season, Florida Southern competed in two events at the University of North Florida Twilight Invitational held at Hodges Stadium.

In Wednesday's meet, the Moccasins had two runners compete in the 1,500-meter run and the 5,000-meter run.

In the 1,500-meter, freshman Haley Blem (Englewood, Fla.) was the top Moccasin finisher as she ran a time of 5:17.39 to finish 15th. Freshman Hannah Nelson (Frankfort, Ill.) posted a time of 5:23.09 to finish in 17th place. 

UCF's Amirah Johnson won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:35.00, while UNF's Morgan Rodriguez placed second with a time of 4:38.39. 

Meanwhile, in the 5,000-meter run, the Mocs had six runners entered in the event and five of those runners crossed the finish line, led by freshman Aleksa Guerra (Naples, Fla.) as she ran a time of 19:52.46 to finish in eighth place. Junior Molly Price (Miami, Fla.) finished right behind Guerra as she ran a time of 29:13.49 to finish ninth, while freshman Jolene Vergauwen (Longwood, Fla.) finished 10th with a time of 20:25.76.

In addition to those the runners that placed in the Top 10, senior Marissa Senzamici (Lakeland, Fla.) ran a time of 21:00.70 to finish 11th and freshman Emily Williams (Virginia Beach, Va.) recorded a 12th place finish with a time of 21:17.30. 

Saint Leo's Colett Rampf took home first place in the 5,000-meter run as she ran a time of 17:14.57. Florida Track Club's Betsy Suda was second with a time of 17:54.97.