The Koalas travelled to Spartanburg for the USC Upstate Invitational. The amazing weather and great running conditions allowed the Koalas a fast start. The course was set as the Koalas toed the line for their 3rd meet of the season. QuEssence Gillison ran a college career best of 20:27 and finished in 17th place. First year, Alyssa Waibel, ran a strong 21:07 for 22nd place. Irene Requena and Miyonta Mavins finished 28th and 40th respectively. Helen Taylor also ran a career best (24:03) and finished in 42nd place. Lauren Glencross rounded out the team today for the Koalas in 53rd place.
Coach Nichols had this to say about the team's performance today, "I am pleased with the effort today, but it was not what we are capable of. As we move into our next training cycle, we will continue to work on our mental toughness". The Koalas finished 5th out of 8 teams in their division.