XC takes the gold

Women's cross country

By: Jordan Cope, Sports Editor 

Towson took first place in the Towson Invitational by defeating Morgan State and Howard 15-50 in a dual meet at Oregon Ridge Park Friday. 

“I thought the team did great as a whole,” sophomore runner Megan Lindstrom said. “There were some personal bests which is great especially with the difficulty of this course.”   

Sophomore runner Allison Marella placed first in the 5k run with a time of 18:13.3. Her time was the third fastest in program history on an Oregon Ridge Park 5k course.

Following Marella, and placing second in the 5k run, was junior runner Hannah Walter with a personal-best of 18:32.

Sophomore runner Erica Israel placed third, and senior runner Megan Knoblock placed fourth with times of 18:40.7 and 18:48.7, respectively.     

Junior runner Colleen Cook rounded out the top five for the Tigers with a time of 19:04.4.

The Tigers next meet will be Saturday, Sept. 10, against CAA rival Delaware at the Delaware Invitational. The meet is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

“This was a great first meet to brush off some of the cobwebs,” Lindstrom said. “We are all very excited for Delaware to see how we matchup against some of the teams in our conference and to preview the course for Colonial Athletic Association Championships.” 

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