UNCG Men Second, Women Third at Queen City Cross Country Invite

Men Second, Women Third at Queen City Invite

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Queen City Invite on Friday evening at the McAlpine Creek Park.

The men took home second place out of 14 teams in the eight-kilometer race. The women finished third overall out of 12 teams in the five-kilometer race.


The Spartans totaled 65 points, good for second place, while the host team Queens tallied 35 points for the team title. Davidson was a close third with 72 points.

Junior Ethan Long led the way for the Spartans finishing fourth with a time of 25:18.7. Long, along with two other Spartans, finished in the top 10.

Sophomore Luke Ward placed ninth overall with a time of 25:46.8, while junior Colin Keck immediately followed in 10th crossing the finish line in 25:46.9.

Sophomore Zachary Taylor earned points for the team award, finishing 15th with a time of 25:55.5. Classmate Andrew Hamilton was the next Blue & Gold across the finish line taking home 40th overall with a time of 27:03.3.

Three Spartans ran in their first collegiate race, including Sam Barnard, Logan Thanos, and Judah Weesner.


On the women’s side, the Spartans totaled 69 points, 15 points shy of second-place SCAD Savannah with 54 points. Host school, Queens tallied 29 points earning the team victory.

Senior Jenna Reiter paced the Spartans with a sixth-place finish and a time of 18:30.4, while sophomore Victoria Sosa was eighth with her time of 18:32.6. Both were the two Spartans who earned top-10 marks.

Junior Camille Carlson was the next Blue & Gold across the finish line, placing 22nd with a time of 19:09.2. Senior Shay Soukup followed in 25th place with a time of 19:28.9.

Junior Laila Burk rounded out the top-five finishers for the Spartans, finishing 34th overall with a time of 19:57.7.

Freshman Tenley Douglass competed in her first collegiate race taking home 34th with a time of 20:02.5.

The Spartans take a week off before heading to Conway, South Carolina to compete in the Chanticleer Challenge on Friday, September 29, hosted by Coastal Carolina, at the Hackler Golf Course. The women’s five-kilometer race is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., while the men’s eight-kilometer race is slated to begin at 5:45 p.m.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro

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