Charleston, S.C.—The North Greenville women’s cross country team placed two runners in the top 15 and two more in the top 30 as the Crusaders raced to a team average 21:08, earning themselves the top spot among non-Division I teams at the Will Wilson Citadel Invitational on Saturday morning.
The Crusaders were paced by Zoe Engwall who earned a 10th place finish overall after clocking in at 20:23. Engwall finished third among Division II runners and 10th overall out of 59 total runners. Earning a top 15 finish for North Greenville was Amanda Ward who continued her solid freshmen campaign running a 20:33 5k.
Kelly Knutson finished sixth in the D-II rankings after crossing the finish line in 21 minutes and 10 seconds while Ellen Canniff finished 12 seconds behind. Also running for North Greenville were Aline Ribeiro who finished with a time of 22:13. Haley Willingham ran a 22:35 and Lauren Moses bookended NGU with a 23:15.
North Greenville will next travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Royals Challenge hosted by Queens University.