September 15, 2012
Montreat, N.C.- The North Greenville University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their second race of the 2012 season at the Hyder-McMahill Collegiate Invitation on Saturday.
The men’s team was led again by junior Brett Morley who ran a time of 28:14. Freshman Ahmad Nesbitt finished second for North Greenville posting a time of 28:36 in his first ever 8K (5 mile) race. Junior Jacob Simms and sophomore Ravon Wamer crossed the finish line back giving them third and fourth place for the team. Freshman Jonathan Williams ran an impressive time of 31:29 in his first ever 8K race with senior John Wood right behind him running a time of 31:36.
Sophomore Kelly Knutson led the women’s team running 21:47 in the 5K (3.1 mile) race. Senior Ansley Boltin finished second for the team posting a time of 24:29. Sophomore Corinne Schmidt set a new personal best running a time of 24:48. Freshman Natalie Hamrick also ran a personal best with a time of 24:59.
Having to compete without their top runner from last season, Stefan Shealy, the men’s team found a way to get a fourth place team finish. The women’s team finished seventh overall. Head Coach Michael Bayne said, “It was a hilly and challenging course. However, I’m excited about our effort today and I am looking forward to our team running at the Columbia International University Invitational next Saturday.”
The NGU men’s and women’s cross country teams are back in action next Saturday September 22, 2012 in Columbia, SC.