SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Freshman Melanie Murray led the Lander women's cross-country team at the Upstate Invite on Saturday morning. She finished with a time of 21:30 and placed 32nd overall, and the team finished 9th overall.
Freshman Gabbi Hart placed 35th (21:34), with sophomore Madison Chesney no to far behind in 40th (22:02), sophomore Katie Abare finished 59th (22:59). Three freshman runners finished together as Missy O'Toole placed 68th (24:22), Lindsey Thompson finished 69th (24:25), and Savannah Rackliffe placed 70th (24:31).
Senior Amanda Shackleton (25:01) placed 74th, freshman Makenna Bradley finished 78th (25:27), and freshman Caroline Dietrich placed 79th (25:35). Freshman Mia Crankfield placed 85th (26:25), and freshman Kennedy Bassard finished 88th (28:17) to round out the Lander field.
Lander will return to action at the Bobcat Invitational on Oct. 12.