CLINTON, Miss. - The Spring Hill College women's cross country team finished 4th out of 10 teams at the Watson Ford Invitational hosted by Mississippi College at Choctaw Trails on Friday afternoon.
As a team, the Badgers scored 118 points and averaged 27:32.86 over the 6-kilometer course and finished in a total team time of 2:17:44.30.
Junior Kate Imwalle from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High, was the top SHC finisher with a 4th place finish out of 71 runners in a time of 24:25.31, placing as the best SHC women's 6-kilometer time in program history. Ironically, Imwalle's time broke the old mark of 24:29.4 established by Amy Lyon at the same event and course five years ago to the day.
Sophomore Payton Tanner of Fairhope, Ala., finished in 19th position in 26:12.93 and Sophomore Melissa Menendez of Miami, Fla., turned in a time of 27:02.78 for a 22nd place finish.
Sophomore Rebecca Pol of Alpharetta, Ga., had her best outing of the year thus far with a time of 29:48.68 and finished 43rd overall while freshman Emily Dolan of McGill-Toolen was in 47th place at 30:14.59.
Other runners for SHC were freshman Anna DeWine of Cedarville, Ohio, who was 52nd at 32:10.01 and freshman Claire Stewart of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., who was 53rd at 32:20.44.
The Badgers next run on Saturday, October 16, at the Coach O Invitational hosted by Troy University in Troy, Ala., at 9:30 a.m.