The Oglethorpe cross country teams competed at the Rhodes College Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday morning. The men's squad finished fifth at the 21-team event, coming in ahead of every Division III team except hosts Rhodes. They finished in a total of 2 hours, 17.38 minutes.
Sophomore Jacob Hadden finished 15th in 26:35.7, while freshman Hayden Guthried came in 29th with a personal-best 27:21.3. Junior Mateo Villa finished 32nd with a time of 27:32.7, while sophomore Bill Lester finished 45th in 27:59.0. Sophomore Alex Araya ran a personal-best 28:09.0 and finished 49th, while junior Nick Evans finished 51st with a time of 28:14.0. Junior Nick Berardi came in 54th in 28:20.3. Freshman Aidan Goldston came home in 55th place with a personal-best 28:22.5.
On the women's side, senior Kara Jones finished 44th with a time of 25:27.4 on the six-kilometer course, while sophomore Reagan Goodwin ran a solid race and finished 58th in 25:57.6.
The Petrels will be back in action on Sept. 29, when they head back to Tennessee for the Sewanee Invitational.