Charlotte, N.C. – The North Greenville men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in several personal bests on Friday night at the Royals Cross Country Challenge.
The Crusaders ran against both NCAA Division I and Division II teams, turning in finishes of 32nd for the men and 20th for the women’s team.
Kaliegh Roach once again paced the NGU women’s team, setting a new personal best with a 19:44. Roach has led the Crusaders in each of the team’s four races thus far in 2016. Also setting a new personal record was Freshman Cori Small who clocked in at 19:49.
Naylely Valenciano also clocked in with a new individual record as she broke the tape in 21:44. Other times for the North Greenville women included freshman Hope Weisman who was third on the team overall with a time of 20:27 and Rebecca Watson who clocked in nine seconds later at 20:36. Amanda Ward ran a 20:46 while Victoria Davies finished in 21:31. Katherine Cruz finished in 22:01 while Shelby Wright stopped the clock at 22:02.
Jonathan Keller was one of several runners to set personal bests for the men’s team on Friday. Keller set a personal record as he crossed the finish line in 26:44, finishing the day as the top qualifier for the Crusader men. Trey Stewart was next in line as he clocked in at 27:41.
Other personal records included Dominic Powell who ran a 27:42, Austin Nobles who finished in 28:28 and Zach Chastaine who was next in line with a time of 29:51. Brandon Burke’s 34:57 was also an individual record.
Other scores for the men included Jacob Grigg who finished in 29:58 and Alejandro Sanchez who ran a 33:16.
The Crusaders will be in action again on October 21st when they travel to Concord, North Carolina to run in the Conference Carolinas Championships.