Guilford's Sommer Fanney Posts Top-20 Finish at Chick-Fil-A Cross Country Invitational

Sommer Fanney '18
Sommer Fanney '18

SALISBURY, N.C. – Guilford College's women's cross country team opened the 2017 season Saturday at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational at Salisbury Park. The Quakers did not post a team score, but had four individual competitors. 

Wingate University won the five-kilometer race, thanks for four top-five finishers. Invitational host Catawba College was second, followed by Truett-McConnell University.

The Quakers' Sommer Fanney placed 16th among 115 contestants with a time of 20 minutes, 58.9 seconds. Her time is the seventh-fastest five-kilometer time in school history. Teammate Samantha Brown crossed the line in 23:24.6, good for 39th place. Other Guilford contestants included Samantha Brooks (24:30.0) and Sydney Procos (29:35.5).

The Quakers return to the action Friday, September 13 at the Adidas XC Challenge in Cary, N.C.