Spring Hill College women's cross country team opened the 2008 season Saturday morning at the 36th Annual Azalea City Classic held on the campus of the University of South Alabama. The Lady Badgers finished sixth out of eight teams with 152 points.
Kate Imwalle led Spring Hill running the 5,000-meter course in a time of 19:35 good for 5th place. Sophomore Melanie Ferry was the second SHC competitor over the line with a time of 23:22 in 31st place. Other participants for the Lady Badgers included Stephanie Hoffman 23:54 (36th), Maggie Meier 24:30 (39th), Emily Stewart 25:18 (44th), Gussie Altman 26:48 (53rd) and Ashley Derenbecker 27:06 (54th).
SHC's next scheduled meet is Saturday, October 10 at the Great American Cross Country Fest in Hoover, Ala.