Cross Country

Cross Country teams finish fourth

LUMBERTON,NC — Both Catawba's men's and women's cross country teams finished fourth at Saturday's UNC-Pembroke Invitational at Luther Britt Park. The field included eight teams. Sophomore Rebecca DeFeo (Cape May Ct House, NJ) nearly claimed her second individual win of the season as she placed second overall, 14 seconds behind Karla Coates of Mount Olive. DeFeo ran the 5k course in a time of 20:39, equaling the 12th fastest time for a Catawba woman. Sophomore Twanita Jones (Newport News, VA) also earned a top 20 finish, placing 16th with a time of 22:30. For the men, sophomore Jesse Howes (Huntington, MA) led the way for the third straight race. He earned a 10th place finish with an 8k time of 27:40, the seventh fasted time by a Catawba runner. Howes currently holds five of the top eight 8k times in school history. Also running to top 20 finishes were sophomore Josh Houghton (Salisbury, NC) and junior Justin Garzone (Hopatcong, NJ). Houghton was 16th in a time of 28:56, while Garzone was 17th, just four seconds behind. Women's 5K Race Team Results: 1. Coker 59, 2. Anderson 70, 3. Converse 73, 4. CATAWBA 101, 5. USC-Spartanburg 109, 6. UNC- Pembroke 129, 7. Mount Olive 136, 8. Francis Marion 184 Catawba Individuals 2. Rebecca DeFeo, 20:39 16. Twanita Jones, 22:30 25. Trishia Bundy, 22:59 29. Caitlin Koukal, 23:14 35. Erin Phillips, 23:54 41. Kristin Eastmer, 24:49 Men's 8K Race Team Results: 1. USC-Spartanburg 19, 2. Mount Olive 69, 3. UNC-Pembroke 85, 4. CATAWBA 96, 5. Francis Marion 143, 6. Anderson 154, 7. Coker 171, 8. St. Andrews 176 Catawba Individuals 10. Jesse Howes, 27:40 16. Josh Houghton, 28:56 17. Justin Garzone, 29:00 28. Steve Stamper, 30:20 30. Chad Horn, 30:49 32. Chris Slaughter, 31:03 #######

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