Dartmouth, Mass. – University of Saint Joseph junior Kaneen Gomez-Hixson (Wethersfield, Conn.) had one of the strongest showings of her career finishing second in a field of 285 runners Saturday as the Blue Jays competed at UMass-Dartmouth.
Gomez-Hixson covered the 5km course in a personal-best 19:43.40 and trailed only Caroline Ascherl, of Naval Academy Prep (19:38.08) at the finish line. USJ newcomer Mia Tompkins (Meriden, Conn.) also had a personal-best time, finishing seventh overall in 20:20.03.
The Blue Jays finished 11th of 25 in the team competition, won by Merrimack.
USJ next runs at Elms, Sat. Sept. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m.