Lady Eagles Finish 6th in the Seahawk Invitational

09/11/2013

Boy’s Varsity finish up 11th out of 24 teams in the Championship Race while the Girl’s take 6th out of 27 teams in the Varsity Race
The Screaming Eagles Cross Country teams were in action this past weekend at UNCW competing in the adidas Seahawk Invitational. The athletes couldn’t ask for better conditions to run in as the teams hung in the 60’s until the 1st race.
The Eagles Girl’s Varsity team was down two of their top 3 runner’s and competed in the Varsity Race. The Temp’s started to rise but that didn’t stop sophomore Sara Silka from running a personal best time by over a minute at 21:20 and taking 11th Place which earned her a medal and help The Ladies finished in 6th Place out of 19 teams. As a team the ladies average time was 22:54 compared to last year’s 24:32, imagine if the Eagles were not missing 2 of their top 3. Sydney Westra finished in 32nd Place with a time of 22:43, Sydney was followed closely by freshman Kaela Grossclose who also bet her personal best time by over a minute with a 22:49 in 33rd Place, Morgan Marriccinni was 44th with a 23:23, another freshman on this young team Ryleigh McIntyre was 56th with a personal best time of 24:14, Rachel Luscher 57th with a 24:17, and Jillian Yankey was 111th with a 26:54.
In the Girls Junior Varsity Race the ladies took 15th out of 24 teams and were lead by Junior Erica DeSousa who was 63rd and ran her best time of the season with a 24:29. She was followed by: Erin Hager was 93rd in her 1st ever 5k with a time of 25:23, Abigail Efting in 95thwith a 25:27, Madison Smith was 101st and just missed her personal best by 2 seconds with a 25:42, Hailee Kiescker was 107th with a personal best time of 25:55, and Meg Taylor was 115th and tied her personal best with a 26:15.
In the girls Developmental race Maggie Skelton and Chloe Deets lead the way for the Eagles. Chloe finished in 68th Place with a time of 27:12 with Maggie on her heels in 69thPlace with a time of 27:14. They were followed by: Maggie Shibley 84th with a season best time of 27:42, Bailey Williams 96th with a season best of 28:29, Emilee Troutwine was 104thwith a time of 28:53, Hanna Toppind was 116th with a time of 29:57, Kaley Smith was 111thwith a personal best time of 29:35, Kennsleigh Ables was 117th with a time of 29:58, Ashley Merritt was 122nd with a time of 30:12, Andrea Granato was 148th with a time of 32:09, and Madison Bonser set a personal best time of 32:09.