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Cross country teams race in Bruins Invite at Bob Jones University, SC

Cross country teams race in Bruins Invite at Bob Jones University, SC

The Warren Wilson cross country teams enjoyed the cool conditions in Greenville, SC today and ran well on the rolling Bruins 5K course. The Owls were excited to run in the meet, which was their final prep before the teams' head to the USCAA Championship meet in Virginia Beach, VA, on November 8th. 

The women ran first with all five Owl's fairly close together, running in the 23-minute to 24-minute window.  Freshman Isabella Storniolo was first in for the team at 23:00 minutes flat, with Junior Kiersten Keith-Pedersen close behind finishing in 23:10.  Miriam Kadens ran a strong race in spite of a recent injury, to finish next for the Owls at 23:35 and was followed by Emme McManus and Lydia Sterling who ran 23:58 and 24:00 minutes respectively. 

The Owls had two runners in the top 10 in the Men's race with Sophomore Eric Vanderford finishing 3rd overall in 27:41 and Junior Julian Rohn-Capellaro placing 10th at 28:39. Sam Colston was the next in for the Owls running the 8K in 30:59, with Seth Walker following at 31:47.  Griffin Harvey put in another good effort running 32:32 and was followed by the improving Jonah Felde who dropped his time down to 33:11.  Bassam Shawamreh, also dropped a couple of minutes of his time in just his second 8K with a time of 36:48, and Malcolm Mitchell-Bennett finished in 47:16. 

"Overall I thought both teams raced well today and I'm looking forward to seeing them do well in the USCAA Championship," Owls Head Coach Bruce Hills said.  The teams are continuing to get stronger and look forward to competing at National Championship.

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