Quakers Show Well at Hagan Stone Classic

Start Line (photo by Zachary Morgan)
Start Line (photo by Zachary Morgan)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Jasmine O'Neill led Guilford College with a 13th-place finish Saturday at the Hagan Stone Cross Country Classic at Hagan Stone Park in Pleasant Garden, N.C. O'Neill's effort helped the Quakers place eighth among 13 teams, first among NCAA Division III schools.

The Duke University club team won the team title by placing five runners among the top-12 finishers. Wake Forest's running club was second, thanks to individual champion Beth Hanson, who ran the five-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 59.02 seconds. NCAA Division II St. Augustine's College had the top finsh by a varsity team with 118 points.

O'Neill completed the race in a personal-best 21 minutes, 9.99 seconds, the ninth-fastest five-kilometer time in school history. Rookie Rebecca Reyna finished second on the team and 27th overall with her 21:30.97 mark. Her time is the 12th-fastest time in Guilford history.

Sophomore Pasangi Perera crossed the finish line in a personal-best 22:15.39 to place 38th. Classmate Emily Cash (23:55.87) and junior Colleen Gonzalez (26:06.99) were fourth and fifth on the team, respectively.

The Quakers' cross country teams will next compete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships at Peakview Course in Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 27.