Oct. 18, 2003
Columbia, S.C. – USC captured the South Carolina Collegiate Championship at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, S.C. The Gamecocks claimed the state title by defeating Clemson, Charleston Southern and South Carolina State. South Carolina finished third overall with 77 points.
For the second year in a row, Jenny Lake was the overall meet champion. The junior’s 5-kilometer time of 17:44, beat the second place finisher by 12 seconds. The freshmen trio of Karen Wigal, Tristan Rackow and Nicki Breves finished 15th, 16th, and 27th, respectively. Mary Claire Utsey finished in 31st place to round out USC’s top-five.
Also competing for the Gamecocks were Julie Reale, Christine Mudd, Shay Shelton, Mary Wright, Lauren Paige, Sally Irvin and Ashley Cruse. South Carolina will next compete in the SEC Championships on Monday, Nov. 3, in Athens, Ga.
Gamecock Individual Results
1. Jenny Lake 17:4415. Karen Wigal 19:0516. Tristan Rackow 19:1527. Nicki Breves 19:3031. Mary Claire Utsey 19:3636. Julie Reale 19:4437. Christine Mudd 19:4449. Shay Shelton 20:0255. Mary Wright 20:1659. Lauren Paige 20:2464. Sally Irvin 20:3565. Ashley Cruse 20:37