October 16, 2006

Lady Bobcats Host 9th Annual Bobcat Invitational

Banner Elk, NC--The 9th annual Bobcat Invitational Cross Country meet was held Saturday, October 7th on the campus of Lees-McRae College. Participating schools in the women's race were Virginia Intermont, Milligan, Appalachian State and the Bobcats.

Virginia Intermont's Renata Volf and Teresa Ayers finished 1-2 to help give the Cobras the 37-48 win over the Bobcats.

Leading the way for Lees-McRae were freshmen Dana Lindholm (Weaverville, NC) and Carla Swart (Buford, GA) as they finished 3rd and 8th on the 5k hilly and muddy course.

"We ran all right considering the weather and terrain; parts of the course were definitely in bad condition," said Coach Craig McPhail. "For the purpose of the meet, to run in front of our friends, classmates, professors and family I am pleased with the overall performances."

The Bobcats were without the services of Ashley May (Chilhowie, VA), Karyn Bragman (Clayton, NC) and Kathleen Wilkerson (Rock Hill, SC) due to injuries.

Next up for the Bobcats will be the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Championships held in Spartanburg, SC at Milliken Park, Saturday October 21st, with the women running at 8:15 a.m.

For pictures of the meet, Click Here.

2006 Bobcat Invite Results

1. Renata Volf Virginia Intermont College 20:30

2. Teresa Ayers VIC 21:27

3. Dana Lindholm Lees-McRae College 21:44

4. Ashley Norris Appalachian St. 21:45

5. A. Kolmanek VIC 21:53

6. Emily Schilt Milligan 22:21

7. Heather Goldstein ASU 22:27

8. Carla Swart LMC 22:42

9. April Harris unattached 23:30

10. Gina Valenti LMC 23:31

11. Casey Willis LMC 23:43

12. Danielle Cullen ASU 24:00

13. Shanna Raines Milligan 24:12

14. Wendy Wolfman VIC 24:19

15. Shaayan Harris VIC 24:25

16. Claire Weeks LMC 24:35

17. Jenny Hurd LMC 24:46

18. Dee Colson LMC 25:05

19. Kristin Alexander VIC 25:38

20. Kim Hogan Milligan 25:41

21. Marlena Pierson VIC 26:20

22. Dianne Szpak LMC 26:33

23. Nicole Dodgen Milligan 26:46

24. Jenn Rose VIC 27:16