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Collier finishes fifth as Wolves run in Bridgestone-Pacer Invitational

AIKEN, S.C. – The Newberry men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively, at the Bridgestone-Pacer Collegiate Invitational on Saturday morning.

The Newberry men were paced by freshman Nathan Collier (Weatherford, Texas) who finished in fifth place with an 8K time of 27:22.60. While Collier was the only Newberry men’s runner to finish in the top-10, teammate Justin Golay (Springfield, Mo.) finished in 20th for the Wolves.

On a 6K course the women were led by freshman Rebecca Eddy (Eugene, Ore.) who finished in 24th with a time of 25:55.40. Only five spots behind Eddy was freshman Kelley Strong (Union, S.C.) in 29th place and senior Nicole Whittle (Port Richey, Fla.) in 36th.
The men’s team finished sixth out of 10 teams, while the women finished seventh out of ten.

Newberry continues the cross country season on September 24 when it competes in the Bulldog Stampede at Wingate.

Men’s Team Results
1. Augusta State 39
2. Flagler College 79
3. USC Beaufort 83
4. University of Montevallo 95
5. Coker College 117
6. Newberry College 129
7. Francis Marion University 163
8. Paine College 234

Men’s Individual Results
5. Nathan Collier 27:22.60
20. Justin Golay 28:16.70
33. Alex Holshoe 30:01.40
38. Austin Sorensen 30:36.50
50. Travis Laxton 37:12.00
53. Davis Bagwell 42:25.20

Women’s Team Results
1. Augusta State 37
2. Flagler College 60
3. University of Montevallo 66
4. Georgia College and State 84
5. North Carolina-Pembroke 164
6. South Carolina-Aiken 169
7. Newberry College 187
8. Francis Marion University 202
9. Coker College 223
10. Paine College 263

Women’s Individual Results
24. Rebecca Eddy 25:55.40
29. Kelley Strong 26:03.30
36. Nicole Whittle 26:27.30

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