Jaqua completed the 5-kilometer course in 19:00.86 to place second on a clear, windy day. Freshman Megan Rosa (fifth, 19:26.40), sophomore Lindsey Brown (sixth, 19:34.47) and senior Mary Loveland (eighth, 19:48.23) also finished in the top 10. Sophomore Devin Freeman (12th, 20:03.50), freshman Ashley McBride (18th, 20:19.01) and sophomore Corinna Papps (20th, 20:26.13) completed Baker’s top seven performances at the conference meet.
The Wildcats finished with 33 points to edge William Jewell, the team runner-up with 44 points. Jewell freshman Ajok Deng was the individual champion, finishing in 18:41.14. Baker’s Zach Kindler was honored as the conference women’s coach of the year.