SPARTANBURG, SC – Presbyterian College’s Sally Hart ran a school record of 19:26 at the Big South Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The freshman led her team to ninth which is its best finish since joining the Big South.
Hart (Raleigh, NC) improved upon her school record by 14 seconds and finished 37th overall. As a team, PC claimed ninth of 11 teams with 268 points and average time of 20:45.
Ripley Fricano (Atlanta, Ga) ran a personal-best 20:27 with Bea DiBona (Charleston, SC) close behind in a season’s best 20:40. Hydia Green (Union, SC) ran her season’s best 21:34 and had to outkick teammate Sarah Jennings (Lexington, SC) who ran 21:36. A few strides back, Hayley McCoy (Chapin, SC) finished sixth for PC at 21:49. Lacey Hornaday (Myrtle Beach, SC) ran a personal best 23:34, and Abby Waldron (Clinton, SC) ran 25:09.
Coastal Carolina’s Letitia Saayman ran a meet and course record of 16:49 to win the women’s individual 5k championship. High Point defended its Big South Championship team title with a low score of 47 points. Coastal (51) and Liberty (58) were close behind in second and third.
UNC-Asheville (108), Radford (157), Campbell (174), Winthrop (199) and Gardner Webb (203) finished fourth through eighth. PC earned a program-best ninth (268) with Longwood (293) and Charleston Southern (295) finishing 10th and 11th.
The Blue Hose will conclude their season at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship on Friday, November 13, in Earlysville, Va.