Cross Country

Cross Country Opens Season With Wins at Chick-fil-A Inv.

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba Cross Country teams opened the season with team and individual wins in both the men’s and women’s races at the Chick-fil-A Invitational on Saturday morning at Salisbury Community Park. Javier Alejandro won for the Catawba Indian men, while Hannah Mercer repeated as women’s champion.

Alejandro covered the men’s 8k course in a time of 26:44 to claim a 12-second win for Catawba. Daniel Taylor, of Sandhills CC, was runner up with St. Augustine’s Baron Freeman finishing third in a time of 27:01.
 
The Indians put six runners in the top 11 and scored 31 points to out distance second place Lees-McRae with 55 points. Ethan Bemis placed fifth with a time of 27:47, Michael Swepson took seventh (28:08) and Kyle Rhodes was eighth (28:13).

Mercer claimed the women’s 5k in a time of 19:57 as Catawba put three runners in the top four. Patience Hunt was second to Mercer with a time of 20:28 and Nikki Elminowski placed fourth (21:05). Catawba scored 28 points and topped Belmont Abbey by 14 points.

Catawba will next run in the Winthrop Invitational in two weeks on Sept. 15.

Men
1. CATAWBA 31, 2. Lees-McRae 55, 3. Sandhills CC 105, 4. Methodist 108, 5. Belmont Abbey 158, 6. NC Wesleyan 172, 7. St. Augustine’s 176, 8. Pfeiffer 186, 9. Averett 275, 10. Fayetteville St. 295.

Catawba Individuals
1. Javier Alejandro, 26:44
5. Ethan Bemis, 27:47
7. Michal Swepson, 28:08
8. Kyle Rhodes, 28:13
10. Austin Snide, 28:20
11. Drew Lake, 28:25
18. Curtis Carmack, 29:27
59. AJ Meadows, 33:18

Women
1. CATAWBA 28, 2. Belmont Abbey 42, 3. Methodist 71, 4. Fayetteville St. 137, 5. Lees-McRae 145, 6. Winston-Salem St. 156, 7. Pfeiffer 209, 8. Salem 222, 9. Sandhills CC 239, 10. NC Wesleyan 247, 11. William Peace 291, 12. Averett 313.

Catawba Individuals
1. Hannah Mercer, 19:57
2. Patience Hunt, 20:28
4. Nikki Elminowski, 21:05
10. Christina D’Amelio, 22:02
11. Lexie Petty, 22:13
33. Hannah Efird, 25:08

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October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 8

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

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October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

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October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

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October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

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October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

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October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars HIll 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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