Cross Country

Cross Country Teams Place Sixth at Royal Challenge

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CHARLOTTE, NC -- Both Catawba cross country teams finished sixth in the Navy race at the 2010 Royal Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon.  Queens hosted the event at McAlpine Park which featured a 12-team men’s field and a 13-team women’s field in the Navy races. 

In the women’s 5k, freshman Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) ran a career-best time of 20:08 to lead the Lady Indians and finish ninth overall.  It tied the 12th fastest time in school history.  Freshman Peyton Thompson (Winston-Salem, NC/N. Davidson HS) followed Myers with a time of 20-:48 to place 22nd.

Sophomore Christian Crifasi (Ramseur, NC/E. Randolph HS) topped the NCAA Division II field for the fourth time in five races this season.  He was second overall with a time of 26:45 in the 8k.  Tyron Alston of UNC Greensboro had the winning time of 26:27.  Justin Smith (Greensboro, NC/Ragsdale HS) posted a top ten for the Indians as he finish ninth in a time of 27:51.

Women
1. Elon 44, 2. Emory 52, 3. The Citadel 59, 4. Mars Hill 141, 5. Brenau 150, 6. CATAWBA 159, 7. Augusta St. 186, 8. St. Andrews 205, 9. Francis Marion 223, 10. Coker 223, 11. North Greenville 257, 12. Benedict 320, 13. Wingate 326.

Catawba Individuals
9. Olivia Myers, 20:08
22. Peyton Thompson, 20:48
44. Hannah Thomas, 21:43
48. Jordan Greene, 22:02
57. Candace Hall, 22:28
73. Leigh Ann Cooley, 23:31
76. India Rattler, 23:52
85. Kendra Joyner, 24:30
93. Danielle Garcia, 25:27
99. Kelli Ferguson, 26:36
105. Anne Mabry, 27:59

Men
1. UNC Greensboro 30, 2. Montreat 88, 3. Mars Hill 113, 4. Mount Olive 144, 5. St. Andrews 147, 6. CATAWBA 163, 7. Wingate 177, 8. Carson-Newman 182, 9. Pfeiffer 188, 10. Francis Marion 217, 11. Coker 225, 12. North Greenville.

Catawba Individuals
2. Christian Crifasi, 26:45
9. Justin Smith, 27:51
41. Clay Yarbrough, 29:24
74. Jonathan Cooley, 31:32
81. Jacob Hill, 32:33
91. Peter Glisson, 34:19
95. Jarrett Jackson, 36:46

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