DENTON — What’s better than one title? How about two?
Baylor’s cross country teams swept the team titles at the Ken Garland Invitational hosted by North Texas on Saturday at Discovery Park. The Baylor men put together one of their most dominant performances in years — placing five runners in the top nine in totaling a winning score of 26 points.
Meanwhile, the Lady Bears put five in the top 13 in claiming the women’s title, edging host North Texas by a single point, 38 to 39.
The men were led by Devin Meyrer, who got off to a strong start in his season debut, finishing second with a time of 20:20.0 over the four-mile race, behind only UNT’s Mike Lowe (20:10.3). Baylor also received terrific races from Jordan West (third, 20:28.6), T.J. Sugg (fifth, 20:46), Jeremy Meadows (seventh, 20:48.1) and Eric Anderson (ninth, 20:50.6).
In the women’s 5K, BU sophomore Gabby Satterlee picked up a silver medal individually to spur the team to the win. Satterlee completed the course in 18:21.9, six seconds behind the pace of champion Susannah Lynch of North Texas.
Baylor freshman Brooke Gilmore placed fourth at 18:40.6, while BU’s Allison Andrews-Paul (ninth, 19:38.5), Hana Marscheck (10th, 19:39.6) and Madelaine Johnston (19:47.8) rounded out the team’s scoring.
The Baylor women will be back in action next Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational, while the next race for the men will be at Notre Dame in two weeks.