Sophomore Kate Imwalle from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High School ran the 13th best 5-kilometer time in SHC women's cross country history to lead the Lady Badgers at the University of Southern Mississippi Open on Friday afternoon.
Imwalle clocked a time of 19:44.90 and placed 9th among 39 total runners.
As a team, the Badgers placed 4th out of 5 teams, but came within one minute and four seconds of upsetting GCAC rival Xavier University-New Orleans.
Spring Hill ran a total time of 1:49:49.28 with an average time of 21:57.86 while Xavier posted 1:48:45.82 for an average of 21:45.17.
Other competitors for SHC were junior Blakley Duhé (14th) of McGill-Toolen at 21:15.43, senior Kayla Fox (19th) from Dothan, Ala., at 22:19.13, sophomore Lynne Fritscher (23rd) of Covington, La., at 22:48.27, freshman Kiearstan Carter (27th) from Murphy High with a time of 23:41.55, junior Ceci Venker of St. Louis (28th) at 23:45.85, sophomore Emily Stewart (32nd) from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., at 24:27.56, sophomore Ashley Derenbecker (33rd) from Bay St. Louis, Miss., at 25:08.81, and Devanne Piccini (34th) from Grand Bay, Ala., at 26:28.66.
SHC next runs at the University of Mobile Rampage on Saturday, October 24.