LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a couple weeks off, the King University women's cross country team turned in a solid performance at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led again by Amelia Martin who posted her fastest 5k time wearing the Scarlet and Navy as King finished 29th in a deep field of 38 teams.
Since their last meet at Furman, the Tornado have improved immensely as their average time dropped by nearly one full minute. The pack of Tornado runners has also gotten closer, finishing within less than two minutes apart. King also finished ahead of Conference Carolinas rival, the University of Mount Olive, who took 35th.
Martin paced the Tornado with a 5k time of 18:51.92 while Hannah Sanford finished next at 19:29.58 in field of more than 350 runners. Hannah Green and Lilly Hall came in next, within two seconds of each other as Green covered the distance in 19:40.77 and Hall finished in 19:42.57. Maddy Carmody was next at 20:02.91, and Abbi Pierce demolished her previous 5k time by nearly 80 seconds, finishing in 20:14.88. Haylea Seals was the final Tornado runner to cross the line, finishing in 20:47.83.
King will be in action again on October 18 at the Falcon Classic in Montevallo, Alabama, which is the site of this year's NCAA Southeast Regional.