CC Cross Country hosts first home meet

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CC Cross Country hosts first home meet

Seniors recognized after the meet.
Pictured left to right: Helen Taylor, communications major; Irene Requena, 
global business and accounting major; Miyonta Mavins, psychology and 
biology major and Annika Wicht, global business and accounting major.

Seniors recognized after the meet. Pictured left to right: Helen Taylor, communications major; Irene Requena, global business and accounting major; Miyonta Mavins, psychology and biology major and Annika Wicht, global business and accounting major.

Helen Taylor

Seniors recognized after the meet. Pictured left to right: Helen Taylor, communications major; Irene Requena, global business and accounting major; Miyonta Mavins, psychology and biology major and Annika Wicht, global business and accounting major.

Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor

Seniors recognized after the meet. Pictured left to right: Helen Taylor, communications major; Irene Requena, global business and accounting major; Miyonta Mavins, psychology and biology major and Annika Wicht, global business and accounting major.

Temiloluwa Adeyemi, staff writer

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After three meets this season, the Cross Country team competed in their first-ever home meet Oct. 7, Koala Classic Cross Country Invitational, at SOAR Fields, located at 5637 Bush River Rd, in Columbia.

Lauren Glencross, junior psychology & behavioral science major, takes a rest after the 5k race.

Despite the rain, the team ended with a third place overall finish. The team consists of nine runners: seniors- Annika Wicht, Miyonta Mavins, Irene Requena, Helen Taylor; juniors- Lauren Glencross, Qu’Essence Gillison; sophomores- Caroline Dempsey, Alyssa Waibel and first-year Brittany Robbins. All except Robbins and Gillison ran in the Koala Classic.

The team began their season with a fourth place overall finish at the Palmetto State Invitational at Columbia International University Sept. 2, followed by a fourth place finish at the Winthrop Invitational Sept. 16.

Waibel and Glencross strike a CC pose after the 5k race at the Koala Classics.

 Alyssa Weibel, sophomore psychology major, led the Koalas with a first place finish at the USC-Aiken Pacers College Invitational Sept. 30.

“The women have been working so hard this year,” Travis Nichols, head coach of the Cross Country team, said.

The next race will be Oct. 21 at the Sandshark Invitational at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. To find out more about the Cross Country team, and all teams in season, check the website and Twitter page.

Cross Country team at USC Aiken.

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