The Braves finished second Saturday at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational.
Ottawa had seven runners place in the top 20 and four in the top 15.
“It was a solid meet,” Ottawa coach Kirk Wren said. “I was very proud of how the team raced after a tough week of training.”
The Lady Braves were fourth of out six teams.
Cole Carlson led the Ottawa men with a third-place finish.
It is his second straight top-five finish. He ran a time of 26 minutes, 38 seconds.
Jeo Mendez was behind him in fifth. Like Carlson, it was his second straight top-five finish. Mendez finished at 26:43.
Other were Dallas Gloss, 33rd, 30:32; Nicholas Ledet, 34th, 30:47; JC Garcia, 35th, 31:16; Dustyn Green, 39th, 31:46, and DJ Hollman, 41st, 33:14.
Chelsea Fullerton led the women in 12th. She was running in her first race of the season due to an injury. The two-time all-conference performer ran a time of 20:24. Hannah Jaloma took 18th at 20:55.
Senior Jena Richardson placed 20th at 21:01. Janelle Bailey finished 21st 21:05. Makayla Wilkins, who is battling an injury as well, finished 29th at 22:11. Brittany Harrington took 30th at 22:18.59.
Others were Morgan Masters, 40th, 24:34, and Bailey Griffith, 62nd, 25:23.
Ottawa competes Oct. 25 in the Bo Boucek Invitational at Pomona Lake. The women’s race starts at 4:30 p.m.