Kutztown, Pa. – Led by freshman Leah Hanle, The University of Mount Olive women's cross country team earned a fifth-place finish in the 20 team field at the Division II/III Cross Country Challenge hosted by Kutztown University.
Women's Placings: Fifth Place (4th, 15th, 27th, 45th, 73rd (91st, 101st))
Location: Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa.
INSIDE THE RESULTS
•Freshman Leah Hanle once again led the Trojans with a fourth place finish out of 136 runners in a time of 22:42.9, the second-fastest 6k time in program history.
•Fellow freshman Meredith Lorient finished 15th with a time of 23:30.3.
•Senior Kelsey Valentine finished 27th in a time of 23:58.8
- The Kutztown field featured 20th ranked Shippensburg and Bloomsburg University, who are currently receiving votes in the USTFCCCA DII poll.
- All 12 DII teams in the field, including UMO, are ranked in their respective regional polls, including top-ranked Stonehill (East region) and Shippensburg (Atlantic region)
The women's cross country team takes a break from competition and will return to action again on October 7 in the Royal XC Challenge in Charlotte, N.C.