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Cross Country: Ten Panthers compete at Huntingdon Invitational

Cross Country: Ten Panthers compete at Huntingdon Invitational

GRADY, Ala. – Joseph Grubbs and Holly Moreland finished in the first slot for the LaGrange College men's and women's cross country teams, respectively, for the fourth time this season during the Huntingdon Invitational Friday at the Greenbrier Cross Country Course.

Grubbs placed sixth out of 48 runners in the 8-kilometer race, clocking a time of 29:11.3. The Hephzibah, Georgia, native has finished in the top nine during each of his last three meets. Moreland was the top performer on the women's team for the 16th time in her career, covering the 6-kilometer course in a time of 29:52.1.

"We had some strong performances, and it was great to see all 10 runners compete," said LaGrange College Cross Country Head Coach Jasen Jonus. "We have one more meet before the USA South Championship and will work diligently over the next couple weeks to adequately prepare."

Isaiah Oden was LC's second-place performer and finished 29th overall in the 8 kilometer (34:46.6) during his Panther debut. Rounding out the top five for LaGrange were Malcolm Roberts (34:47.5), Jacob Jeffords (36:04.0) and Elijah Rachel (47:44.6).

Karli Whitaker was the second-place finisher on the women's team for the third straight meet, clocking a time of 33:46.1 in the 6 kilometer. Landon DeLamar (34:30.0), Kelsey Bowen (38:28.5) and Lindsey Green (39:39.0) performed well.

LaGrange placed fifth out of seven teams in the 8-kilometer race. During the 6-kilometer event, the Panthers grabbed fifth-place recognition out of six.

The Panthers will compete during the Berry College Invitational in Mount Berry, Georgia, on Oct. 16 at 9 a.m.

Assistant Sports Information Director Trevor Wenners can be reached at twenners@lagrange.edu.

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