Women finish third, Men finish fourth at Carolina Challenge

Women finish third, Men finish fourth at Carolina Challenge
Sunday, September 4, 2016 | by Tanner Swift

Columbia, S.C. – The Wolves women’s and men’s cross country teams finished third and fourth respectively out of seven teams in this weekends Carolina Challenge (5k) at Columbia Sandhills. The meet was hosted by the University of South Carolina at Clemson’s Sandhills Research and Development Center in northeast Columbia hosted the meet.

The women’s team finished behind SAC powerhouses Queens and Wingate. First in for Newberry was Emily Shuler in 22:14.64, followed closely by fellow freshman Brittani Barratt in 22:24.32.

Rebecca Burkhard (Jr.) finished third for the Wolves at 23:20.06, followed by Michelle Ling (So.) in 23:39.79. Katy Crout placed fifth, crossing the line in 24:33.23.

Rounding out the finishers for Wolves include Alyssa White (So.) at 25:16.41, Hayden Francis (So.) at 27:01.29, and Makaylyn Higgins (Sr.) at 27:40.27.

On the men’s side, leading the way for the Wolves was freshman Quinn Wilson in 17:14.52 and followed shortly behind by Caleb Bouwkamp (So.) at 17:28.72. The next three runners to finish for the Wolves were three freshmen that all finished within four seconds of each other. Shelton Reynolds finished in 18:00.48, Mondricous Hatton crossed the finish line at 18:03.93 and Jorge Hernandez in 18:04.01. 

To round out Newberry’s scoring, Bruce Edmonds (So.) at 18:29.14, Connor Roudabush (Sr.) finished at 18:34.69, Robbie Stafford (So.) at 18:37.77, Carlos Hernandez (Fr.) at 18:46.16, Taylor Dennard (Sr.) at 19:59, Mike Richter (Fr.) at 20:54.94 and Zack Irick (Fr.) at 22:28.50.

The Newberry men’s team also defeated traditional rival Presbyterian College by 7 points, 24-31.

The next meet is the Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C. on Sept. 10.