CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Competing against mostly Division II schools, the Washington and Lee women's cross country team finished 13th out of 39 schools at the Queens Royals Challenge hosted by Queens University of Charlotte.
Division I Davidson claimed first with 50 points, while Wake Forest was second (100 points). Queens finished third with 112 points and the Generals totaled 374 points. W&L had the second-best placing among Division III teams.
Sophomore Samantha Yates (Birmingham, Ala./St. Paul's School) took 53rd overall out of 343 runners with a time of 18:58.90 on the 5k course. First-year Emily Kearney of SCAD Atlanta was the top individual, crossing the finish line in 17:32.30. Sophomore Kirsten McMichael (Eighty Four, Pa./Ringgold) was the Blue and White's second-best finisher, claiming 59th (19:01.20).
Sophomore Maggie Seybold (Cockeysville, Md./McDonogh School) was 94th in 19:32.40, and first-year Julia Moody (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) placed 112th with a time of 19:49.00. Sophomore Kristi Miluski (Tall Timbers, Md./Leonardtown) rounded out the scoring for the Generals in 129th (19:59.10).
W&L next competes at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday, October 15.
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