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Off to a Fast Start

Off to a Fast Start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University women's cross country placed second in the 2019 Belmont Opener Friday at Percy Warner Park.

  1. Vanderbilt 21 points
  2. Belmont 52 points
  3. Murray State 125 points
  4. Evansville 138 points
  5. Lipscomb 140 points 
  6. Tennessee Tech 164 points 
  7. Austin Peay 165 points
  8. Dalton State 182 points
  9. Western Kentucky 225 points
  10. Tennessee Tech 313 points

As expected, the participating teams eased into the 2019 season, using the Labor Day Weekend race as a barometer for meets to come.

Belmont was led by senior Kortney Schardt, who captured a second consecutive individual race title, this year with a time of 17:53. Senior Sierra Lax was the next Bruin to cross the finish line, she as finished 10th with a time of 18:42.

In their first collegiate race, freshmen Zoe Goodmanson and Katie Flaherty acquitted themselves well and earned positive feedback from their seasoned teammates. Juniors Anna Arrick and Caroline Daniel, and freshman Lilyan Hallum rounded out the Bruin counters.

Belmont returns to competition Saturday, Sept. 14th in the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park.