Newton, NC-- Lees-McRae's women's cross country team got their first win of the year Friday evening at the Lenoir-Rhyne College Invitational held at Southside Park in Newton, NC.
Leading the way was the trio of freshmen, Dana Lindholm (Weaverville, NC), Carla Swart (Buford, GA), and Ashley May (Chilhowie, VA). They finished 2-3-4 in the race as Lindholm ran 19:57, Swart 20:01 and May 20:25. Casey Willis (Vale, NC) and Gina Valenti (Washington, NC) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats with 13th and 14th place finishes.
The Bobcats scored 36 points and won the team race over 7 other teams. "We have faced a fair amount of adversity recently and I think this was big for our self-confidence to realize we can run fast even though we have had some challenges," said McPhail.
Next up for the Bobcats will be The Citadel Invitation in Charleston, SC next Saturday as the women run at 9:45 a.m. at James Island County Park.
Results of the race can be found by clicking here .
Pictures of the race may be viewed by clicking here.