ATLANTA, Ga. - Jacksonville ran at the Asics Embry-Riddle Classic while North Florida participated in the John McNichols Invitational in this past weekend's ASUN Women's Cross Country action. This was both teams' first appearance in either race.
For the second week in a row, and in their second race of the season, the Dolphins were led by Hayleigh Palotti. The sophomore and reigning conference Runner of the Week paced the team with a time of 18:26.6 to win the 5K race and lead JAX to a third-place overall finish. Three other runners placed within the top 25 runners: Lauren Polimeno (22:03.4, 16th), Rain Marti (22:03.5, 17th) and Jayda Brooks (22:39.1, 25th). Serena Gadson finished 44th with a time of 24:13.0. The Dolphins return to action Friday, Sept. 27th when they compete in the UCF Invitational.
Asics Embry-Riddle Classic 5K: Top Performers
1. Hayleigh Palotti - 18:26.6
16. Lauren Polimeno - 22:03.4
17. Rain Marti - 22:03.5
25. Jayda Brooks - 22:39.1
44. Serena Gadson - 24:13.0
The Lions finished 13th in a 21-team field at the John McNichols Invitational 5K race in Terre Haute, Ind. Emma Knight led the team with a time of 18:75.2 and a finish in 94th place. Phoebe Moon (19:01.2, 96th), Kara Nix (19:10.0, 98th), Lillian Humphries (20:32.2, 150th), and Sharon Chepseba (20:56.2, 157th) were the next four runners to cross the line for UNA. On Friday, Oct. 11th, the Lions are in action again at the FSU Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.
John McNichols Invitational 5K: Top Performers
94. Emma Knight - 18:57.6
96. Phoebe Moon - 19:01.2
98. Kara Nix - 19:10.0
150. Lillian Humphries - 20:32.2
157. Sharon Chepseba - 20:56.2
Friday, Sept. 27th
Liberty at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational - Earlysville, Va.
Liberty and Stetson at Queen City Invite - Charlotte, N.C.
Jacksonville at UCF Invitational - Orlando, Fla.
North Florida at Gans Creek Classic - Columbia, Mo.
Saturday, Sept. 28th
NJIT at Ted Owen Invitational - New Britain, Conn.