Women's Cross Country

3 CONFERENCE CAROLNAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tornado take 2nd in season opener behind two top finishes

Tornado take 2nd in season opener behind two top finishes

NEWTON, N.C. – The King University women's cross country team opened their season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 5K on Friday evening against fellow regional opponents. The Tornado are off to a great start as they recorded the first and second place times and finished second place overall.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 2nd/4 overall.
LOCATION: Southside Park, Newton, N.C.
DISTANCE: 5K

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Freshman Samantha Schreiber grabbed a first place finish with a time of 20:30.35.
  • Hannah Sanford followed not far behind with a second place time of 20:48.39.
  • Freshman Kayce Byrnside completed her first collegiate event in 22:52.67 landing a 14th place finish.
  • Maggie Edwards came in next at 22:36.40 to finish ninth.
  • Abbi Pierce finished 23rd, completing the race in 24:32.62.
  • King finished second overall in the event earning 49 points.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Schreiber earns the first place finish in her first collegiate event.

FOR THE FOES

  • Lenoir-Rhyne University tallied four top 10 finishes beating out the Tornado by 10 points and taking first place in the event.
  • Tusculum College and Lees-McRae College followed in the rankings with scores of 54 and 74.

UP NEXT

  • King travels next to Blacksburg, Va. Friday, September 18 to participate in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite.