Cross Country Sets Seven Personal Records At Princeton Classic
Princeton, N.J. —-South Carolina cross country posted an eighth-place finish out of 22 teams Friday at the Princeton Classic in 6K competition. Heather Stone was the top finisher for the Gamecocks, posting a time of 22:35.7 to finish 42ndout of 227 runners. Overall, Carolina had seven different runners set 6K person records.
Stone, a sophomore, was Carolina’s top finisher for the third time this season with Friday’s action at the West Windsor Fields.
“It was a challenging course today,” cross country coach Andrew Allden said. “It was nice to have the PRs, but at the same time the course was not forgiving to the times. I think the 8th-place finish out of 22 teams was a nice finish for us. In terms of the individual finishes, they lined up how we’d expect running into the SEC Championship.”
Allie Mueller was up next for the Gamecocks, setting her Carolina 6K PR with a time of 22:44.9 to finish 54th. Anna Kathryn Stoddard’s time of 22:48.9 was good enough for a 57th– place finish. Sarah-Sims McGrath, who also posted her Carolina 6K PR, finished 61st with a time of 22:51.3.
Freshman Maryah Nasir, running in her first colligate 6K, posted a 22:55.6 to finish 68th. Fellow freshman Cailin Saylor wasn’t too far behind with a time of 23:05.2 to finish 76th.
Next up was Colleen Openshaw with a 102nd-place finish thanks to her time of 23:27.4. Brooke Wilson followed as her time of 23:36.3 was good enough for a 118th finish.
Kelsey Larkin also set her Carolina 6K PR, finishing 122nd with a time of 23:39.4. Kira Jenkins, running in her first colligate 6K, posted a time of 23:42.8 to finish 128th.
Emily Crounse was up next for the Gamecocks with a time of 24:20.0 to finish 169th. Leah Ford closed the day with her Carolina 6K PR, finishing 171st with a time of 24:25.1.
The Gamecocks take a week off before hitting the road for the 2018 SEC Championship in Auburn, AL., on Oct. 26. For more information on South Carolina cross country, continue to check with gamecocksonline.com.