WC women 36th in longest race of season

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Wilmington College women’s cross country team competed in a 6k Saturday at the Louisville Classic, their longest racing distance this season to date.

The Quakers raced hard in the day’s ‘Silver’, Pre-National race and finished 36th out of 39 competing teams. The team clocked in with an average time of 29:18.14.

“It was a really tough environment being the Pre-National meet,” WC head coach Ron Combs said. “I thought the girls handled it OK. [Kacey Burns] ran a nice race in her first 6k. We need to get everyone on our team healthy.”

Freshman Kacey Burns was the first to finish for the Quakers, clocking in at 27:43.63, significantly below the team’s average, for 259th place of 332 competing athletes.

Fellow Freshman Allison Helmke also finished well below the team average at 27:47.96. This time placed her slightly behind Burns, in 261st place.

Senior Stephanie Fetters finished in 273rd place with a time of 28:35.62. Freshmen Cheyenne Rhodes and Keva Cox rounded out Wilmington’s top five finishers with times of 30:32.45 and 31:52.48, respectively.

The Quakers take on Thomas More at home Friday.

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