Roanoke Cross Country Competes In DI Field

action photo of the RC cross country women at the ODAC meet
The RC women finished 18th in the 33 team field

The Basics:

Race: VertCross Invitational (hosted by High Point Univ.)
Length: Women's 6K | Men's 8K
Location: High Point, N.C. | Beeson Park

Women's Results

Men's Results

The Lead: The men's and women's cross country teams traveled to North Carolina to compete in the VertCross Invitational hosted by High Point University. The Maroons would face a field of, primarily, DI schools with the men finishing 10th and the women 16th.

Women's highlights:

  • The Maroons would post an average time of 26:37.90 securing a 16th place finish in a field that would see High Point, Wake Forest, and Clemson claim the top three spots.
  • Emma Maras would best all but one of the DIII runners in the field with a time of 25:20.97 and finishing just 16 seconds ahead of teammate Hannah Koepfinger.
  • Lauren Brown would finish less than .4 seconds behind a runner from UNC-Ashville with a time of 26:31.21 while Zoe Dunlap would round out the top four for the Maroons.

Men's Highlights:

  • NOTE - Due to a timing error, the men's times have yet to be released but the order of finish was recorded.
  • RC finished 10th in the field of 15 teams that were led by Appalachian State, High Point, and Clemson.
  • Chamberlain Zulauf finished 43rd of the 147 competitors.
  • Peter Smith and Nathaniel Willis each scored in the top half of the field allowing Roanoke the top 10 finish, five spots ahead of ODAC rival Hampden-Sydney.

Up next: Roanoke will host the 2019 ODAC Cross Country Championships on November 2nd at Green Hill Park in Salem.