Cross Country Places Fifth at Holloway Park Preseason Festival

Cross Country Places Fifth at Holloway Park Preseason Festival

Lakeland, Fla. – A mix of new talent and familiar faces carried the Lynn University cross country team to a fifth-place finish overall and a fourth-place finish out of all Division II teams at the Holloway Park Preseason Festival on Saturday morning. Kate Fisher was the Fighting Knights' top runner, finishing fifth overall in the 3 kilometer race with a time of 11:03.56.

INSIDE THE MEET:

  • Location: Holloway Park Cross Country Course | Lakeland, Florida
  • Race Length: 3K – 1.86 miles
  • History at Event: First appearance
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • In her first collegiate race, Fisher put on a strong showing to lead the team and register a top-five finish in the 116-runner field.
  • Fisher wasn't the only rookie turning heads for Lynn at the meet, as Ally Jones placed 21st overall with a time of 11:39.14, and Chase Yoder finished at 12:00.67.
  • Emily Christensen (12:04.36) and Sydney Parks (12:14.25) rounded out the scorers for the Blue and White, each finishing in the top half of the field.
  • Natalie Beck and Courtney Morin also competed for Lynn, clocking in at 12:32.04 and 13:02.03, respectively.

BEYOND THE FINISH LINE:

  • This was the second day in a row that the Fighting Knights finished fifth place in a race after Friday's finish at the FAU Invitational.
  • Each of the team's top four finishers were competing in their first collegiate race on the day.
  • All five Division II teams at the meet compete in the Sunshine State Conference.

UP NEXT:

The Fighting Knights return to action on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the FIT Invitational in Melbourne, Florida.