BEECH ISLAND, S.C. -- The Georgia Southwestern State University women's cross country team saw marked improvement in its second race of the fall, finishing sixth of 10 schools at the Jaguar XC Invitational Saturday morning at Redcliffe Plantation. Katherine McGarr completed the 5K course in 21:24.16 to finish 33rd out of 79 competitors and lead the Lady Hurricanes.
All five GSW runners improved their times from the first race of the season Aug. 31.
Retchiel Roble was the second Lady Hurricane across the finish line, improving her time by a minute and 23 seconds, posting a time of 22:35.68 to place 46th. Connie Lewis was the third GSW runner in, placing 50th in 22:57.81.
Savannah Ross knocked a minute and 45 seconds off of her first race to finish 55th in 23:05.77. Grace Regan made the biggest jump for GSW from the first race of the season, shaving three minutes, 29 seconds off her time to come in at 25:50.87 and Alex Exum (26:33.95) followed for the Lady Hurricanes.
Finishing with 28 points, the University of North Georgia took home the team title. The Nighthawks had six runners finish in the Top 10 of the individual standings to distance themselves from runner-up Georgia College (58).
Micah Weathers from Augusta University crossed the finish line first overall with a time of 18:21.78 to win the event.
The Lady Hurricanes return to action Oct. 12 when they head to Tallahassee, Fla., for the FSU Cross Country Invitational hosted by Florida State University.
Jaguar XC Invitational
Beech Island, S.C.
Sept. 22, 2018
1. North Georgia (28 pts)
2. Georgia College (58)
3. Augusta (75)
4. Clayton State (114)
5. Albany State (122)
6. GSW (197)
7. Francis Marion (202)
8. USC Beaufort (212)
9. Agnes Scott (235)
10. Paine (246)