Women's Cross Country

Second Place Finish For The Lady Lions

Second Place Finish For The Lady Lions

Emmanuel College Sports Information Department

MONTREAT, N.C.—The Women's Cross Country Team competed this past weekend at the Hyder-McMahill Invitational.

The Emmanuel Women's Cross Country team ran extremely well at the Hyder-McMahill Invitational coming in 2nd place out of 8 teams. This was the ladies first 5K of the season racing against; Montreat College, Tusculum, Bob Jones, UVA Wise, Warren Wilson, Southern Wesleyan, Columbia International, and Appalachian State. Leading the lady Lions to a second place victory was Junior Lindsey Toole coming in an overall place of 6th, running a time of (20:40.48). Closely following Toole was Junior Gabriella Hill who really stepping it up at this race for the Lady Lions coming in 10th place overall with a time of (21:29.64). Coming third for the Lady Lions was Junior Jazmin Konnick getting 14th overall with a time of (22:14.27). To round out the top five for the Lady Lions was Junior Socorro Ruiz coming in 15th place running a time of (22:23.60) and a Freshmen Emmye Holbert getting 17th place overall with a time of (22:46.47). The Lady Lions would also qualify for the NCCAA National Championships that will be held in New York in November.

"I was very pleased with all of the girls performances this weekend. Considering the tough landscape and mud we performed well, shared Lindsey Toole. Our number five runner especially put in the work from the last meet to close the gap and I couldn't be more proud of her. We went out and ran our hardest and we give all the glory to God!"

Coach Ben Hall had this to say about the Lady Lions, "It's exciting to see how different ladies have been stepping up in practice and now at Montreat. Heidi ran terrific and is really gaining confidence in her abilities! Emmye and Gabby both stepped up to fill roles with a couple of others recovering from being sick."

"Since we've qualified for the NCCAA Championships we now can focus on the goals of racing well in November. We can use the next several competitions to hone the areas we need to strengthen in racing, shared Coach Ben Hall"

Up next for the Lions is the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky on October 4, 2014.