Cross Country Runs At Panorama Farms Invitational
Oct. 15, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - After taking last weekend off, the East Carolina men's and women's cross country teams returned to action Friday at the Panorama Farms Invitational, hosted by the University of Virginia. The men placed fifth of eight squads while the women finished fourth of seven. The event was won by Duke's men and Texas Tech's women, both of which are ranked in the top 10 nationally.
On the men's side, sophomore Dillon Hawley paced the squad for the first time this season. He finished the 8K in a season-best 25:14.02, good for 29th place overall.
Not far behind was junior Zack Montijo, who clocked out in 25:24.92 to claim 34th place. Sophomore Cory Hampshire turned in the final top-50 finish for the men as he checked in 43rd with a time of 25:48.07.
Without junior Brittany Copeland running for the women, junior Tara Wilson paced the Pirates, placing 15th overall. She finished the 6K with a personal-best time of 22:06.28. The mark was also the seventh fastest in East Carolina history.
Trailing close behind was freshmen Bjork Olsen, who completed her first career 6K in 22:42.86, good for 18th place. The time was the 19th-best 6K in program history.
Junior Amanda Lapp was just one second shy of her career best at 22:58.80, good for 21st place. Freshman Chelsea Hollingsworth followed with the final top-25 finish on the squad. She checked in 23rd overall with a time of 23:00.25.
The Pirates return to action next Friday, Oct. 22, at the Mount Olive College Invitational in their final tune-up before the Conference USA Championship Nov. 1.