CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Freshman Brandon Cain (Graham, N.C.) set a new Coker College record for an 8k race with a time of 26:33 in the Charlotte 49'er Cross Country Invitational at McAlpine Park in Charlotte.
Overall the men finished 29th of 40 teams, mostly Division I teams, and were 11 of 15 Division II schools. The women's team finished 35th of 36 teams and 15 of 16 Division II schools.
Dylan Bates (Scarborough, Ontario) ran a 27:33 and Derek Nix (Toms River, N.J.) came in at 29:23. Josh Peterson (Boca Raton, Fla.) posted a 29:45, while Thad Sulek (Hilton Head, S.C.) and Quinn Wenger (Sumter, S.C.) came in at 30:45 and 35:20 respectively.
Stephanie Shaw (Aiken, S.C.) led the Cobras in the women's 5k race with a time of 20:58. Cristina Vital (Dallas, Texas) came in at 23:05 and Kirsten Sanders (Union, S.C.) finished the meet at 23:42. Robyn Risher (Elloree, S.C.) posted a time of 24:21 and Aliese Gregory (Aiken, S.C.) finished at 25:25.
The next meet for the Cobras is on Oct. 8 at the Augusta State Invitational in Evans, Ga.