Gamecocks Take Team Title In Charleston Classic
COLUMBIA, S.C. —-South Carolina cross country was victorious Saturday at the Charleston Classic as all 12 Carolina runners finished in the top-40 to give the Gamecocks their first team victory of the 2018 season. Heather Stone was the top finisher, as her time of 18:23.5 was good enough for a second-place finish.
Including Stone, the Gamecocks had seven runners post times in the top-12. Brooke Wilson was shortly behind Stone as she finished fourth with a time of 18:54.7. Maryah Nasir finished next with a seventh-place finish thanks to her time of 19:08.0 while Kelsey Larkin finished eighth with a time of 19:09.3.
Kira Jenkins rounded out the top ten with a time of 19:17.8. Emily Crounse was quickly behind with a time of 19:18.8 to finish 11th. Leah Ford was quickly behind in 12th with a time of 19:18.9.
Morgan Lee was up next for the Gamecocks, as her time of 19:48.2 put her in 17th-place. Rachel Hensler rounded out the top-20 with a time of 20:18.7.
Up next came Caitlin Conway with a time of 20:53.6 to finish 30th. Sarah Riser wasn’t too far behind to finish 34thwith a time of 21:00.7 while Sierra Biber closed out the Carolina day with a time of 21:05.3 to finish 36th.
The win was Carolina’s first team victory since winning the Koala Classic last season.
The Gamecocks return to action next weekend when they travel to Princeton, N.J., for the Princeton Classic on Oct. 12. For more information on the Gamecocks, continue to check with gamecocksonline.com.
South Carolina – 27
Charleston Southern – 56
College of Charleston – 62
Citadel – 99
Savannah State – 153
South Carolina State – 189
SOUTH CAROLINA TIMES
Heather Stone – 18:23.5 (2nd)
Brooke Wilson – 18:54.7 (4th)
Maryah Nasir – 19:08.0 (7th)
Kelsey Larkin – 19:09.3 (8th)
Kira Jenkins – 19:17.8 (10th)
Emily Crounse – 19:18.8 (11th)
Leah Ford – 19:18.8 (12th)
Morgan Lee – 19:48.2 (17th)
Rachel Hensler – 20:18.7 (20th)
Caitlin Conway – 20:53.6 (30th)
Sarah Riser – 21:00.7 (34th)
Sierra Biber – 21:05.3 (36th)