Cross Country: Runners set personal bests

By: Angelo Pellegrini, Contributing Writer

This past weekend the Tigers cross country team traveled to the Laurel Hills Plantation for the COFC Invitational 6K race, hosted by the College of Charleston.

The Tigers finished second out of four teams, with host Charleston taking first, while Pfeiffer and Citadel rounded out the bottom two.

“I was pleased with today’s effort,” Head Coach Mike Jackson said according to towsontigers.com. “We were able to carry out the race plan and achieved some personal bests in the process.”

Leading the way for Towson was sophomore Megan Knoblock, who finished fourth overall with a personal best 22:48. The rest of her teammates weren’t far behind, as all but one runner finished within the top 20.

Four more underclassmen rounded out the top five for Towson, with freshman Shelby Bobbie, who finished 7th overall, and Abby Gauthier, who finished 8th overall. The two finished one second apart at 23:30 and 23:31.3, respectively.

Next up were freshmen Megan Lindstrom, who finished 16th overall with a time of 24:18, and sophomore Hannah Walter who finished 17th overall at 24:25.2.

Charleston will also be the location for this year’s CAA Championship Meet at the end of Oct., which gave The Tigers the opportunity to preview the course in advance.

“We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and can’t wait to return to South Carolina,” Jackson said according to towsontigers.com.

The team’s success came following the season opener at the Mount St. Mary’s 5K Duals on Sept. 4 where the Tigers won two of their six duals.

The team will compete next in Lehigh’s Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 3.

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