Cross Country

Cole and Crifasi Take Individual Honors at Wingate Cross Country Inv.


WINGATE, NC -- Catawba claimed both individual titles at the Wingate Pre-Conference Invitational cross country meet held at the WU cross country facility on Thursday afternoon.  Senior Maleah Cole (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) won the women’s 5k, while freshman Christian Crifasi (Ramseur, NC/E. Randolph HS) won the men’s 5k race.  Both Catawba teams finished runner-up to Wingate in the team standings.

Cole posted a time of 20:28 to win the women’s race by 28 seconds.  Crifasi covered the men’s course in a time of 16:48 to win by six seconds. 

Hannah Thomas (Robbins, NC/N. Moore HS) was the second best runner for the Catawba women with a fifth-place finish with a time of 22:21.  Mayra Arroyo (Kannapolis, NC/Brown HS) was sixth as she clocked in at 22:25 and Leigh Ann Cooley (Laurinburg, NC/Scotland Co. HS) was ninth in a time of 22:47.

Freshman Justin Smith (Greensboro, NC/Ragsdale HS) finished fourth as the second best runner for the Catawba men with a time of 17:24.  Jonathan Cooley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) was seventh (17:47) and Clay Yarbrough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) finished ninth (18:26).

1. Wingate 31, 2. CATAWBA 34, 4. North Greenville 56.

Catawba Individuals
1. Maleah Cole, 20:28
5. Hannah Thomas, 22:21
6. Mayra Arroyo, 22:26
9. Leigh Ann Cooley, 22:47
13. Candace Hall, 24:04
15. Kendra Joyner, 25:00
17. Kelli Ferguson, 25:24

1. Wingate 24, 2. CATAWBA 39, 3. North Greenville 67.

Catawba Individuals
1. Christian Crifasi, 16:48
4. Justin Smith, 17:24
7. Jonathan Cooley, 17:47
9. Clay Yarbrough, 18:26
20. Jacob Hill, 21:37
21. Jarrett Jackson, 21:49
23. Peter Glisson, 23:15

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