Unicoi, Tn.—The NGU women’s cross country team opened the 2013 season in impressive fashion on Friday evening posting a third place finish in the Buffalo Valley Cross Country Stampede.
The Crusaders finished with a total time of 1:44:36 and an average of 20:55. Milligan College took the gold on Friday finishing with an average of 19:03. North Greenville finished ahead of two other teams including Lees-McCrae College of Conference Carolinas.
Two NGU runners placed in the top 10 including Aline Ribeiro who ran a 20:44 and Zoe Engwall who finished with a time of 20:45. Morgan Buchanan finished with a time of 20:55 and Amanda Ward finished with a time of 21:00, both top 15 finishes. Monae Boyles finished in the top 20 for the Crusaders with a time of 21:10.
The next meet for the Crusaders will be on September 21st in Rock Hill South Carolina at the Winthrop Adidas Invitational.