GREENVILLE, S.C. – In her second career race, Amelia Martin earned her second top-10 finish, leading the King University women's cross country team to a fourth place finish at the Furman Cross Country Classic.
Martin covered the 6k distance in a 23:06.97 to finish seventh among NCAA Division II, Division II and NAIA competitors. The next runner to cross the finish line for the Tornado was Hannah Green, who led a pack of King runners that finished within 40 seconds with a time of 24:45.16. Hannah Sanford was next crossing the tape in a time of 24:55.29, and was followed by Haylea Seals who finished in 25:08.05.
Abby Pierce was next, covering the 6k distance in 25:14.63 while Lilly Hall wasn't far behind at 25:16.22. Maddy Carmody rounded out this group with a time of 25:19.33. Maggie Edwards was the final Tornado to cross the finish line, finishing with a time of 26:08.24.
The Tornado finished fourth overall, behind Emory University who won the non-Division I section of the race. The University of North Georgia finished second, and Wingate University took fourth. King finished first among Conference Carolinas schools with the University of Mount Olive taking fifth.
King will have a few weeks off before competing in the Greater Louisville Classic on October 4.