Cross Country Opens the Season at Golden Bear Classic

Alexis Mattson

The Basics

Race: Golden Bear Classic
Location: West Virginia Tech | Beckley, W. Va.  


 The Lead: Roanoke recorded three top-15 finishes in its season-opener at West Virginia Tech Friday night.


  • Hannah Koepfinger led the way for the women with a 12th place finish with a time of 16:47.3.
  • Alexis Mattson took 25th, in the field of 69 runners, crossing the finish line with a time of 14:41.
  • With a time of 18:29.0, Olivia Farley took 38th followed by Carly Schepacarter with a time of 19:22.8.
  • Peter Smith led the Maroons on the men's side with a top-ten finish time of 12:58.19, taking eighth.
  • Chamberlain Zulauf finished just 12 seconds later in 14th with a time of 13:10.23.
  • Tyler Wilson crossed the finish line in 13:29.91 for 24th and with a time of 13:35.05, Nathaniel Willis finished 29th.

Up Next:  The Maroons head to the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite on Friday, Sept. 14 in Blacksburg, Va.