ROCK HILL, S.C. - Columbia College Cross Country pushed to a 4th place finish out of 12 on Saturday, September 16th at the Winthrop/Adidas Cross Country Invitational. The team ran in the Garnet Division and totaled a finish of 1:55:22 with an average of 23:05 across a 3:00.5 spread.
Sophomore Alyssa Waibel finished first for Columbia. She snatched a 13th place finish out of the 84 runners with a time of 21:13.92 to beat her last 5k finish time of 21:47:44 at the CIU Palmetto State Invitational. Waibel paced in with an average mile time of 6:49.6.
Seniors Irene Requena and Helen Taylor followed second and third for the Koalas placing 32nd and 33rd with times of 23:02.96 and 23:02.98, Taylor beating her last posted time of 24:59:42 by nearly two minutes.
Miyonta Mavins closed the race for the Koalas at 27:08.73 finishing 59th.
A full detailing for results can be found here.
Cross Country runs again Saturday, September 30th at USC Aiken for the USCA Pacers College Invitational.
Team Scoring Summary: Garnet Division
|Final Standings||Score||Scoring Order||Total||Avg.||Spread|
|1||WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN||35||3-4-5-6-17(18)(39)||1:40:44||20:09||2:57.7|
|10||JOHNSON C. SMITH||229||30-32-54-56-57(60)(68)||2:11:12||26:15||4:39.8|