Women's Cross Country Claims 26th at Charlotte InvitationalSeptember 28, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Paced by senior Emily Eckroth, the Anderson women’s cross country team brought home 26th place at the Charlotte Invitational, hosted by UNC Charlotte Friday afternoon at McAlpine Park.
Competing on the 6k course, which is also the site of the NCAA Southeast Regionals in early November, the Trojans faced a field that included 25 NCAA Division I squads and eight D-II teams, out-distancing Erskine, Lees-McRae, Newberry, Francis Marion, Guilford, Presbyterian and Coker.
Eckroth, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., led the Trojans for the third time in as many outings, with a time of 25:20.20 and finished 138th. Fellow senior Amanda Mahaffey (25:41.84) crossed the line in 145th, while sophomore Madison Guest (25:58.66) finished 152nd.
Anderson will get back on the trails, Saturday, Oct 6, at Furman’s Gene Mullin Invitational.
1 138 Emily Eckroth F SR 25:20.20
2 145 Amanda Johnson F SR 25:41.84
3 152 Madison Guest F SO 25:58.66
4 157 Sydney Hazel F SO 26:19.36
5 180 Devan Fisher F FR 28:24.96
6 (186) Rachel Westberry F JR 29:37.26