CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Newberry Wolves cross country teams put together some strong performances in a massive field at the Charlotte Invitational in McAlpine Park on Friday evening.
Defending SAC Runner of the Week Jessie Baldwin (Camden, S.C.) led the Wolves in their first 6k of the season. Baldwin was the eighth-fastest Division II runner and finished 134th in the 233-runner field, which was made up mostly of Division I athletes. She finished the course in 24:42.
Rebecca Eddy was 202nd at 28:34, Ariel Strong was 209th at 29:54, Kelley Strong was 219th at 31:42, Hannah Rohrer was 225th at 33:34 and Diana Terrell was 229th at 36:45.
In the team competition, Newberry was 29th overall out of 33 teams, but sixth of eight Division II teams. Newberry also finished ahead of one Division I team - Presbyterian.
Michael Waltrip led Newberry to the sixth-best Division II team score out of 10 such schools in the race.
He finished 114th overall in the 244-runner field with a time of 26:41. Nathan Collier was 175th at 27:56, Peter Hackett was 199th at 29:12, Austin Sorensen was 214th at 30:05, Alex Holshoe was 215th at 30:10 and Termaine Harvey was 224th at 30:55.
The men were 30th in the overall team competition, with sixth in the Division II comparison. The men also finished ahead of one Division I team - Presbyterian.
The teams have one more regular season event, returning to McAlpine Park in Charlotte on Friday, October 12, for the Royals Cross Country Challenge.
[Royals XC Challenge info]