OSCEOLA - The Southwestern women's cross country team placed second at its home meet Saturday in East Lake Park.
The Spartans scored 38 points behind DMACC's 17 points at the Spartan Classic.
"Both the men's and women's teams ran really tough," Southwestern Head Cross Country Coach Trey Bruton said. "Times weren't blazing fast, but that was expected due to the level of difficulty of the course. It really felt like the positive turning point in the season we have been looking for. I expect our athletes are ready to run really fast in the coming weeks."
It was the first time the Spartans have hosted a home meet.
"Hosting a meet gives way to better opportunities for our program for the future," Bruton said. "I am hopeful it will continue to grow into a constant and premier meet on our schedule each year."