COLUMBIA – The Wolves women’s and men’s cross-country teams finished third and fourth respectively out of seven teams in the Carolina Challenge (5k) held this past weekend at Columbia Sandhills.
The meet was hosted by the University of South Carolina at Clemson’s Sandhills Research and Development Center in northeast Columbia hosted the meet.
The women’s team finished behind SAC powerhouses Queens and Wingate. First in for Newberry was Emily Shuler in 22:14.64, followed closely by fellow freshman Brittani Barrattin 22:24.32.
Junior Rebecca Burkhard finished third for the Wolves at 23:20.06, followed by sophomore Michelle Ling in 23:39.79. Katy Crout placed fifth, crossing the line in 24:33.23.
Rounding out the finishers for Wolves included sophomore Alyssa White at 25:16.41, sophomore Hayden Francis at 27:01.29, and senior Makaylyn Higgins at 27:40.27.
On the men’s side, leading the way for the Wolves was freshman Quinn Wilson in 17:14.52 and followed shortly behind by sophomore Caleb Bouwkamp at 17:28.72. The next three runners to finish for the Wolves were three freshmen that all finished within four seconds of each other. Shelton Reynolds finished in 18:00.48, Mondricous Hatton crossed the finish line at 18:03.93 and Jorge Hernandez in 18:04.01.
To round out Newberry’s scoring, sophomore Bruce Edmonds at 18:29.14, senior Connor Roudabush finished at 18:34.69, sophomore Robbie Stafford at 18:37.77, freshman Carlos Hernandez at 18:46.16, senior Taylor Dennard at 19:59, freshman Mike Richter at 20:54.94 and freshman Zack Irick at 22:28.50.
The Newberry men’s team also defeated traditional rival Presbyterian College by 7 points, 31-24.
The next meet is the Furman Invitational in Greenville on Sept. 10.
This story provided by Newberry College.