Women's cross country finishes 15th at Royals XC Challenge

Women's cross country finishes 15th at Royals XC Challenge
Friday, September 29, 2017
Women's cross country finishes 15th at Royals XC Challenge


Charlotte, N.C. – Hope Whisman paced the Crusaders on Friday night and was one four personal records set as NGU placed 15th at the Royals Cross Country Challenge.

The Rundown

  • Finish: 15th / 25
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Host: Queens University

How it Happened

  • Whisman was the top qualifier for North Greenville on Friday night as she crossed the finished line in 20:13, finishing her 99th out of over 200-runners.
  • Jaydn Slaughter continued her solid freshman campaign with a strong showing. Slaughter was second on the team with a time of 20:19.
  • Hailey Willingham battled through sickness on Friday to finish with her own personal record, a time of 20:36 while Naeley Valenciano posted her own best time of 21:25.
  • Cori Small finished the day with a time of 20:52.

From Coach Stober

  • “We ran well today. The women were short-handed as we only had five able to run today, one of which was battling a sickness and she still managed to set a new personal record. It has been a great season so far and it's not over yet. I am very proud of this team and I'm excited to see what the next month holds.”

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will take on Furman University once again, this time running in the Gene Mullin Cross Country Invitational on October 7th in Greenville, South Carolina.