Women's Cross Country Captures First Meet Since Reinstatement, Wins Julius Johnson Invitational

Women's Cross Country Captures First Meet Since Reinstatement, Wins Julius Johnson Invitational

MACON, Ga. - The Armstrong State University women's cross country team - in just its third meet since reinstatement of the program - captured the Non-DI portion of the Julius Johnson Invitational on Friday afternoon at Mercer University.

The Pirates collected 17 points and finished ahead of Clark Atlanta (78), Middle Georgia State (81), LaGrange (90), Georgia Military (91) and Central Georgia Tech (143) in the meet. The win is the first since the Pirates won the Citadel Invitational on October 7th, 2000.

Senior Jessica Smith ran the 5k course in a time of 21:13.5 to capture individual titlist honors. Junior Amanda Fernandez finished second in a time of 21:26.2, while freshman Audrey McCormick finished third in a time of 21:41.8. Sophomore Kaylee Bromell placed fourth in a time of 21:55.3 and freshman Bethany Panhorst placed seventh in a time of 23:57.8. Freshman Jaymi Wright finished 17th in a time of 26:19.0 to round out the Pirates' scoring.

Armstrong State returns to action on Friday, October 7th, running at the USC Aiken Invitational in Aiken, S.C.