Two Brevard runners compete in Asheville Cross Country ChallengeOctober 2, 2016
by Angie Hughes
The 5000-meter race was won by Joan Maritim, of Campbell University, finishing with a time of 17:46.27. Maritim blew away the competition by almost a minute as Western Carolina runner, Kaitlyn Lingard, would finish in second place with a time of 18:33.78. High Point University would send in the next two runners, as Natalia Ocasio 18:48.32 and Cozette Collin 18:53.67 would finish in third and fourth place. Rounding out the top five of the challenge was Shawnda Martin of Western Carolina, with a time of 18:58.56.
High Point University would claim first place in the team scores with a total of 57 points and a total time of 1:36:35.55. Campbell University would finish in second place with 73 points. Rounding out the top five team standings were Western Carolina (84), Winthrop (95), and UNC Asheville (134).
The Tornados will return to competition next Saturday, Oct. 8 as they compete in the Gene Mullin Cross Country Invite in Greenville, S.C.