September 20, 2013

Witt finishes second to pace Tornado

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Hannah Witt continued her dominance during the young cross country season, finishing second overall in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational in which King was the only NCAA Division II participant.

The meet was marked by a unique six kilometer format and featured King and East Tennessee State along with hosts Virginia Tech and a handful of unattached Hokie alumni runners. Virginia Tech won the event with a score of 25, followed by East Tennessee State with 48 points. King placed third with 75 points.

Witt finished in a time of 21:47, just 15 seconds off the pace set by East Tennessee State's Katie Hirko. Evan Ferrell, a senior, placed second for the Tornado and 13th overall. "I was proud of the way Evan ran," said head coach Peter Dalton. "She ran a lot stronger than two weeks ago on a much tougher course."

Sophomore Tabitha Arwood was the fifth King runner to come across the line, scoring for the first time this season.

King is currently ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region. The Tornado next return to action on Friday, October 4, traveling to Boone, N.C. to compete in the Mountaineer Open hosted by Appalachian State University.