Pierre won the event for the second straight season by running a time of 21:25.60. Junior Svenja Meyer was not too far behind in 21:57.46 (6th) to help the Dolphins to a third-place overall finish.
“Joane ran a controlled effort,” JU head coach Ron Grigg said. “It is clear that Svenja is fit as she ran a nice last 3k. As a team, we need to find some support for those two or we will surely be disappointed with the conclusion to our season.”
Sophomore Sarah Bailey was JU’s next highest finisher in 23:55.67 (31st), while seniors Morgan Keel (24:03.92, 33rd) and Amalia Vogler (24:06.02, 36th) followed her.
Senior Bienna Freeman ran a time of 25:57.67 (84th) and senior Alicia Gard-Kaminkow had a 26.15.33 (88th). Junior LaTonya Payne rounded out the group in 26:21.87 (91st).
The Dolphins will use the next two weeks to train for the A-Sun Championships on Oct. 27 in Ft Meyers, Fla.