TROY, Ala. - The Huntingdon men’s and women’s cross country teams each finished fifth at the Coach “O” Invitational, hosted by Troy University, on Saturday.
The Hawks defeated Albany State and Tuskegee, while the Lady Hawks finished ahead of Albany State, Tuskegee and Alabama A&M.;
The Lady Hawks were paced by sophomore Jackie Daniels, who finished 32nd with a time of 12:52.28 on the 3,200 meter track. Freshman Rachael Phillips finished 35th with a time of 13:21.12, while fellow freshman Brianna McClure posted a time of 13:58.10.
Senior Kelly Frazier was just seconds behind McClure, finishing 46th with a time of 14:00.48, followed closely by junior Kylie Piercy with a time of 14:05.00.
Angelica Edwards (55th, 15:44.77), Aimee Nommensen (56th, 16:05.79), Nicole Dansereau (58th, 17:29.30) and Kim Butler (60th, 18:29.17) also competed for the Lady Hawks.
Hillary Neal of Samford won the event with a time of 10:57.97, while the Lady Bulldogs also captured the team title.
On the men’s side, senior Kent Hagan set a new school record in the 5K event, finishing 29th with a time of 16:45.49. Sophomore Jeff Jenkins finished 40th with a time of 17:18.12, while freshman Ian Layne posted a time of 18:18.63 and finished 44th.
McDowell Pinckard and Ryan Prince finished 46th and 47th, respectively, posting times of 18:56.93 and 19:00.23. Sophomore Ron Fullove rounded out the scoring with a time of 22:14.55.
Augustus Maiyo, an unattached runner, won the event with a time of 14:45.39, while Alabama State won the team title.
Huntingdon will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 31, when it participates in the Great South Athletic Conference Championship, hosted by LaGrange.