Salem, Va. (9/20/2008) â€“ Guilford Collegeâ€™s menâ€™s and womenâ€™s cross country teams both placed seventh at the Maroon Invitational hosted by Roanoke College Saturday.
Grace Normann led Guilfordâ€™s women and placed 16th in the field with a team-best 22:46 over the five-kilometer course. Jenn Abelin ran a 23:29 and Linnea Saby completed the course in 25:22. Other Guilford times include Carolina Gadsby (26:31), Ariel Lang (27:00) and Dana Small (27:58).
On the menâ€™s side, freshman Palmer Hicks, running in just his second eight-kilometer event, clocked a team- and personal-best 29:36. Senior captain Chris Walker turned in a 30:25 and freshman Bobby Benjamin ran a 30:51 in his first eight-kilometer event. Tyler Brown completed the course in 31:40 and Leon Odell ran 32:11.
The Quakers are back in action Sept. 27 at the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational at Hagan Stone Park in Greensboro.