Women's Cross Country Finishes 12th at Furman Invitational, Goodwin Sets School Record

Women's Cross Country Finishes 12th at Furman Invitational, Goodwin Sets School Record

The Oglethorpe women's cross country team ran well amidst stiff competition Saturday morning at the Furman Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina. The Stormy Petrels finished 12th overall, posting an average time of 26 minutes, 31 seconds. That mark put them third among Division III teams at the meet.

Freshman Reagan Goodwin set a school record in the women's six-kilometer race, finishing first among Petrels in the process. Her 24:35.9 put her 65th overall amidst the almost 170-runner field. Sophomore Hava Stenn was also strong back from injury with a time of 25:04.2. Junior Kara Jones finished third among Petrels, posting a 26:38.1, while freshman Courtney Stuart finished fourth among Oglethorpe runners, recording a 26:57.1.

"Overall, it was a good day for our women," said Oglethorpe head coach Kirk Shellhouse. "We had a lot of freshmen get experience against a very good field, and had several runners perform very well. I'm excited for this group to take a step forward this season!"

The Petrels will next be in action on Saturday, Sept. 23, when they travel to Gainesville, Florida, for the University of Florida's Mountain Dew Invitational.

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