SWANNANOA, N.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Alexandria Flint climbed into the LMC record books when she completed the 5K in 19:49.55 at the Asheville XC Carnival Saturday morning in Swannanoa, N.C.
Flint (Blue Bell, Pa.) bumped soon-to-be inducted LMC Athletic Hall of Famer Jessi Blackwood from the top-10 with her performance. The freshman finished 35th overall in a DI-heavy field.
Freshman counterpart Jamie Colon (Acworth, Ga.) conquered the course in 21:24.98 while teammate Alexandria Calma (Trussville, Ala.) needed 22:09.39 and Jennifer Warren (Piney Flats, Tenn.) wasn’t far behind at 22:44.41.
Alabama (16) won the team title while host UNCA (68) claimed second. Alabama’s Katelyn Greenleaf won the individual title by .22 seconds over teammate Hannah Waggoner.
On the men’s side, sophomore Cody McNeely paced the Bobcats with a time of 28:01.62. Sophomore Anthony Carroll (Stevensville, Md.) needed 28:47.63 to complete the 8K course.
Sophomore teammate Tyler Pauley (Independence, Va.) turned in a time of 29:25.90.
Alabama (19) claimed the team title while Western Carolina (75) finished second. The Crimson Tide’s Robbie Farnham-Rose won the individual race in 25:04.98.
Coach Ley Fletcher’s squads return to action Oct. 4 at the USC Upstate Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C.
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