Campbell Teams Compete at Great American Cross Country Festival


Friday, Sept. 22, 2000
Contact: Mike Vaccaro


Campbell Teams Compete at Great American Cross Country Festival

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The Campbell University men's and women's cross country teams competed Friday night at the Great American Cross Country Festival held at McAlpine Greenway Park. The men's team finished 15th out of 21 teams, while the women were 13th of 22 squads.
Georgetown University won the men's team and individual titles. David Rodriguez won the 8K race with a time of 24:18.3. On the women's side, Brigham Young University won the team crown, while Sylvia Chelimo of Gardner-Webb College was the individual champ with a time of 16:55.7 in the 5K run.
Junior Ryan Richmond and sophomore Heather Lee were the top Camel runners for the third week in a row. Richmond led the men's squad with a time of 25:30.3 (36th), and Lee finished the course in 18:41.4 (45th).
The other CU men's runners included freshman Justin Lambert-Belanger (26:13.3, 56th), senior Billy McGlaughon (26:30.0, 61st), sophomore Hugh Ferry (26:42.6, 73rd) and freshman Jeremaine Hood (30:14.3, 136th).
After Lee, the other Camels to contribute to the women's team score were senior Susie Welty (18:46.5, 51st), Lisa Lee (19:09.5, 72nd), Renee Acker (20:09.5, 105th), and Natalie Lewis (20:17.5, 111th).
The Camels host the fourth annual Campbell European Invitational next Saturday morning at the CU Cross Country Course. The event starts with a fun run at 8:00 am, followed by the men's race at 9:00 am and the women's event at 10:00 am. [Results ]