USCB XC Claims Two Top-10 Finishes In Opener

A pair of top-10 performances on the men’s side highlighted the USCB cross country team’s season debut at the Palmetto State XC Festival on Saturday in Columbia.

Junior Cristian Slaton (17:14) finished third in the men’s race and freshman Wesley Murphy (17:43) was seventh in his collegiate debut to lead the Sand Sharks. Freshman Justin Dolata (19:09) finished 24th.

The USCB women finished sixth among eight teams with 146 points. Junior Ciara McMahon (23:53) led the way in 18th place with sophomore Annya Jones (23:54) in 19th. Junior Hannah Johnson (25:13) was 30th, followed by sophomore Gabby Ward (27:40) in 46th, junior Lauren Tregoning (27:41) in 47th, and Rachel Persall (27:47) in 49th.

The Sand Sharks’ next race is the Winthrop Invitational on Sept. 16 in Rock Hill, S.C.

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