Four Women’s Cross Country Runners Set Personal Records at Royal Challenge

Four Women’s Cross Country Runners Set Personal Records at Royal Challenge

Charlotte, N.C. - Lynn University's women's cross country team took 21st place out of 45 teams on Friday evening at the Royal Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte, N.C. Emannuelle Le Tertre, Alexandra Jones, Natalie Beck and Darby Watts all set personal records in the race.

 McAlpine Creek Park | Charlotte, N.C.
Race Length: 5k – 3.1 miles
History at Event: Second appearance, finished 11th in 2017
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  • Lynn earned a score of 598. While the squad finished 21st overall, they placed 11th out of the 24 Division II institutions.
  • Davidson, a Division I program, finished first overall with a score of 112. Morehead State (117) and SCAD Atlanta (125) rounded out the top-three.
  • Host, Queens (145), was the top Division II squad, finishing fourth overall.
  • Le Tertre was the first Fighting Knight to cross the finish line and finished 42nd overall with a time of 18:23.
  • Jones (19:03) and Beck (19:55) finished 87th and 174th respectively. The duo rounded out the top-three for Lynn.
  • Taryn Super (20:17) and Darby Watts (20:22) posted times just five seconds apart and finished 174th and 198th overall.
  • Emily Christensen (20:29) and Chase Yoder (20:37) completed the contingent for the Blue and White. They finished 210th and 220th out of the 412 runners.


  • In both of Le Tertre's races this season, she has put times into the top-10 in program history. She holds second and fourth place.
  • Jones holds fifth and seventh place in Lynn's top-10. Both of those times were set at the Royal Challenge.
  • Beck finished 55 seconds ahead of her previous personal record which she set at the same course last year. She currently holds 11th place in program history.
  • Le Tertre has posted times of below 19 minutes in both of her races this season.
  • This is the first time this year that Jones has finished with a time under 20 minutes this season.
  • Yoders' time of 20:37 marks a season-best and is the best time for her since she ran 20:27 in Charlotte last year.
  • Kate Fisher remains Lynn's top 5k runner with a time of 17:54, set at this event last season.

The Fighting Knights are back in action Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Sandshark Invite in Beaufort, S.C.