Lady Canes Open Season With 3rd Place Finish

Lady Canes Open Season With 3rd Place Finish

ALBANY - The Georgia Southwestern women's cross country team opened their 2012 season on Saturday morning with a third-place finish at the Darton Invitational hosted by Darton State College. Junior Lisa Espino led the Lady Hurricanes on the 5K Cavalier Trails course with a career-best time of 21:46. Espino finished 12th in the five-team event.

Freshman Jessi Young followed closely behind Espino for GSW with a time of 21:54 and sophomore Micah Bucher grabbed the third slot for the Lady Hurricanes, crossing the finish line 20th overall at 23:05.

Junior Mollie McGowan finished fourth on the team with a time of 24:41 and senior Nakora Mackey's 24:58 earned the fifth - and final - GSW score.

With 15 points, Columbus State finished ahead of Darton State College (58) for the team title. 

Moneque English from CSU crossed the finish line first with a time of 20:21. CSU took the top five slots in a field of 39 runners.

Southwestern hosts the Third Annual Georgia Southwestern Remembrance Run on Sept. 8 at Southland Academy in Americus. Start time is 8:30 a.m. 

Darton Invitational
Albany, Ga.
Sept. 1, 2011

GSW Individual Results
12. Lisa Espino, 21:46
14. Jessi Young, 21:54
20. Micah Bucher, 23:05
27. Mollie McGowan, 24:41
30. Nakora Mackey, 24:58
34. Erin Vick, 26:55
37. Jordan Miller, 27:05

Team Results
1. Columbus State (15 pts)
2. Darton State College (58)
3. GSW (91)
4. Albany State (99)
5. South Georgia College (123)