Women finish seventh, Men eighth in Lander Cross Country meet
Saturday, September 10, 2005 | by Laura Banda, Jack Holden lead Indians

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Laura Banda finished 21st overall and Jack Holden placed 24th to lead Newberry to a seventh place finish in the women’s meet and an eighth place finish in the men’s race Saturday.

"Six of our eight runners improved their times from last Saturday's meet,” said women’s head cross country coach Jamy Bechler.  “Lauren Hartley had her second straight personal best time, which is excellent as she is concentrating on two sports right now.  We beat three teams which is three more than last year.  We still have not even begun to scratch the surface of how fast we should be able to go.  We will begin speed work this week and start increasing our intensity in practice.”

“I was very pleased with this weekend’s performance,” said men’s head cross country coach Tim Kaine. “Our boys are working hard to become better and faster runners and our times are starting to reflect that. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Laura Banda led the way for the women, finishing 21st with a time of 22:15. Heather Warren finished 31st with a time of 23:08. On the men’s side, Jack Holden paced Newberry with a team best time of 31:12, finishing 24th, while Josh Williams placed 31st with a time of 31:54.

The Indians next compete at the Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C., on Sept. 17.

15th Annual Lander/Connie Maxwell Invitational Cross Country Meet
hosted by Lander University, Greenwood, S.C.
Women’s 5K

Team Standings:
1. Southern Wesleyan 50,
2. Lander 72,
3. Anderson 74,
4. Presbyterian 89,
5. USC Aiken 117,
6. Spartanburg Methodist 163,
7. Newberry 194,
8. Erskine 195,
9. Toccoa Falls 198,
10. Limestone 227.

Individual Results
21. Laura Banda Newberry 22:15
31. Heather Warren Newberry 23:08
42. Olga Kuzmenkova Newberry 24:24
50. Lauren Hartley Newberry 25:03
52. Danielle Walkup Newberry 26:01
57. Meghan Moretz Newberry 26:50
65. Allegra Vigil Newberry 29:29
70. Paula Leal Newberry 31:10


15th Annual Lander/Connie Maxwell Invitational Cross Country Meet
hosted by Lander University, Greenwood, S.C.
Men’s 8K

Team Standings:
1. Anderson 43,
2. Spartanburg Methodist 46,
3. Presbyterian 99,
4. Southern Wesleyan 117,
5. Limestone 122,
6. Toccoa Falls 140,
7. Erskine 155,
8. Newberry 191.


Individual Results

24. Jack Holden Newberry 31:12
31. Josh Williams Newberry 31:54
39. Louis Fulmore Newberry 32:45
48. Josh Smith Newberry 33:56
62. Bobby Burgess Newberry 36:47