OAKVILLE, Ala. - The Spring Hill College women's cross country team finished 5th out of nine teams at the Oakville Cherokee Trails Invitational hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) on Saturday morning.
As a team, the Badgers scored 133 points and averaged 21:05 over the 5-kilometer course and finished in a total team time of 1:45:21.
Junior Kate Imwalle from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High, was the top SHC finisher with a 7th place finish out of 73 runners in a time of 19:33.8, placing as the 11th best SHC women's 5-kilometer time in program history.
Sophomore Payton Tanner of Fairhope, Ala., finished in 19th position in 20:18.8 which placed her time as the 28th best SHC time in the Badger record book. Sophomore Melissa Menendez of Miami, Fla., turned in a time of 20:51.5 for a 28th place finish.
Freshman Emily Dolan of McGill-Toolen was in 39th place at 21:25.5 while sophomore Rebecca Pol of Alpharetta, Ga., rounded out the SHC top five finishers with a time of 23:10.0 and finished 53rd overall.
Other runners for SHC were freshman Anna DeWine of Cedarville, Ohio, who was 56th at 23:30.5, sophomore Kiearstan Carter from Mobile's Murphy High who was 60th at 24:21.9, senior Ceci Venker of St. Louis, Mo., in 67th position in 25:48.7, and freshman Claire Stewart of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in 27:04.3 finished in 72nd place.
The Badgers next run on Saturday, November 6, at the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championships in Gulfport, Miss., at 8:45 a.m.