Several personal records set at Royals Cross Country Challenge

Several personal records set at Royals Cross Country Challenge
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Several personal records set at Royals Cross Country Challenge

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.