After opening up the 2013 season with third place at the IPFW invitational last week, the Ball State cross country team had seven of its nine runners post career-best times at the Mel Brodt Invitational hosted by Bowling Green on Friday.

Junior Courtney Edon also led the Cardinals for the second time this season. Edon paved the way for Ball State, being the first of the girls to cross the finish line in 35th out of 86 with a time of 18:35.35.

These next four Cardinal runners clocked in their career-best. Freshman Jordan Timmons was the first of the four to cross the finish, taking the 43rd spot with her career-best of 18:58.35.

Sophomore Danielle Dahl was right behind her in 44th (18:58.57). Following Dahl, junior Caitlynn Edon finished 47th (19:02.05) and freshman Ericka Rinehart finished 51st (19:09.68).

Both Edon and Rinehart improved their times by shaving off five and four minutes respectively.

Also crossing the finish line for the Cardinals was junior Madelyn Webster. Webster was Ball State’s sixth-fastest runner, placing 71st with a time of 19:51.95. After Webster were two redshirt freshmen, Becca Kropf (80th/21:37.19) and Jordan Jenkins (85th/23:16.39), and junior Ashley Schmidgall (86th/24:41.63).

Next Friday the cross country team will head down to Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Intercollegiates. The meet is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.