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.