PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. – The Sweet Briar cross country team ran to a third place finish at the Hagan Stone Classic on Saturday morning at Hagan Stone Park, while all five Vixen runners posted personal bests on the 5K course.
Juniors Amber Snyder (Jefferson, Md.) and Erin Snyder (Jefferson, Md.) finished 20th and 21st, respectively, in the field of 48 runners. Amber ran to the second fastest 5K time in Sweet Briar history with a time of 25:30.63, finishing just ahead of her sister Erin who ran the third fastest time in school history at 25:32.55.
Continuing the Vixens' day of rewriting the school record books, sophomore Hannah Marron (Beaverton, Ore.) finished 27th with a time of 26:50.65, the fourth best time at for a Sweet Briar runner in the programs history.
Sophomore Madison Harpham (Monroe, Va.) ran to a time of 28:27.14, while first-year Isabella Frost (Jacksonville, N.C.) turned in a mark of 29:54.30. Harpham and Frost's times are the sixth and 10th best times all-time at Sweet Briar, respectively.
Sweet Briar finished third in the six-team field with a team score of 93, a total time of 2:16:16.28 and an average time of 27:15.06.
Methodist posted the top team mark with a score of 22 and an average time of 23:03.50, while Methodist's Makayla Lawler was the individual winner at 19:55.22.
The Vixens race again on Friday, October 12, as part of the VertCross Invitational in Kernersville, N.C. at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex.