In the Women’s 5K race Melissa Schmidt paced the Tornados, finishing the course in 22:53.33. Christie Converso was close behind turning in a 23:12.80 time. Danielle Messer crossed the line in 24:10.02 and Ariel Muiselaar finished in 25:36.60. Appalachian State’s Brittany Caudle placed first in the 108-woman field with a 17:53.25 mark. The Mountaineers also won the team event.
The men ran 6400 meters and Matthew Crowe led the Tornados with a 22:15.77 finish to place 65th in the 126-man field. Matthew Lambert finished 94th in 23:42.01. Jonathon LaVelle crossed in 24:40.93. Tiffen Tapia followed shortly after in 24:57.59. Anthony McCaffrey turned in a 26:36.68 result and Daniel Modahl ran for 27:51.54. Michael Crouch of
The Tornados resume racing next Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Southern Wesleyan in Central, S.C.