November 5, 2010

Nelson posts second-place run at Cavalier Open

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - King College's Carrie Nelson finished second at the Cavalier Open Friday.

Nelson, a senior from Independence, Va., covered the 5 kilometer course in 19 minutes and 0.39 seconds. The Lady Tornado program record holder was the highest finisher attached to a college squad.

Danielle Beauvais (Danville, Va.), needed 19:43.83 to run the race as she came in fifth. Kendra Sokol (Kingsport, Tenn.), was eighth thanks to her time of 20:05.24. Evan Ferrell (Richlands, Va.) ran fifth for King as she crossed the finish line at the 20:12.57 mark.

Danielle Alfano (Chattanooga, Tenn.) covered the course in  20:37.49 while Hannah Witt (Mountain City, Tenn.) posted a time of 21:22.50.

As a team King put three runners in the Top-8 while host Virginia and Liberty (Va.) University had two apiece. Virginia tied King with three runners apiece in the Top-10.

Kathleen Stevens, an unattached runner, won the event with a time of 18:26.28.

A group of 37 runners from Virginia, James Madison, Liberty, Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason and Salem International along with a host of unattached runners competed in the event.

Next for King will be the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championship on Nov. 20 in Charlotte, N.C. The Lady Tornado ran on the same course on Oct. 15 at the Royal Cross Country Challenge.