Men's Cross Country

LMC Cross Country Competes at Covered Bridge Run to Open Season

LMC Cross Country Competes at Covered Bridge Run to Open Season

BOONE, N.C. --- Austin Thompson and Jordyn Halvorsen led their respective squads while the Lees-McRae cross country teams competed in a challenging Covered Bridge Run Friday evening in Boone, N.C.

Thompson (Cleveland, Ga.) turned in the fourth best time of all Division II participants with a mark of 21:30.09 in the 6400-meter run.

Sophomore Shawn Graves (Goshen, Ind.) and senior Cody McNeely (Salisbury, N.C.) finished 65th and 66th, respectively, with times of 22:10.33 and 22:10.49.

Sophomore Lane Graves (Goshen, Ind.) wasn't far behind with a time of 22:38.10.

LMC finished ninth with 257 points while the University of Florida won the team title with 46 points. Harry Mulenga of Florida State won the individual title.

On the women's side, Halvorsen (Moravian Falls, N.C.) led the Bobcats with a time of 22:30.65 in the 5K.

Junior Jamie Colon (Acworth, Ga.) followed suit with a time of 22:46.35.

Freshmen Sarah Bowman (Burlington, N.C.) and Hannah Phykitt (Charlotte, N.C.) turned in times of 24:05.93 and 25:32.62, respectively.

LMC finished 10th as a team while UF won the team title with 28 points. Carmela Cardama-Baez won the individual title with a time of 18:10.78.

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