Cross Country Shines at Don Cathcart Invitational

Marissa Coombs (L) and Emily Latimer shattered personal bests at the Don Cathcart Invitational
Marissa Coombs (L) and Emily Latimer shattered personal bests at the Don Cathcart Invitational

Cross Country Shines at Don Cathcart Invitational

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Virginia Wesleyan University men's and women's cross country teams both saw huge personal bests achieved at Salisbury University in the 29th annual Don Cathcart Invitational.

Marrisa Coombs was back in action for the first time this season after battling a leg injury, posting a new personal best and school record with a time of 21:55.25 placing her in second place of the 106 female competitors. She was followed across the line by teammate Emily Latimer who finished third with a time of 21:56.04, improving her personal best by two minutes.

Trini Cole crossed the line with a time of 25:57. 25 to finish 49th. Kayleen Meinen and Kwonsha Washington finished 51st and 58th with times of 26:07.23 and 26:45.66. All improving their personal best by around two minutes.

Jordan Sulcer led the way for the men finishing in 18th with a time of 26:34.63. The freshman improved his personal best by over a minute as well as Louis Wolverton who ran a time of 26:49.17 to cross in 24th out of 114.

Michael Tres and Michael Class finished back-to-back in 51st and 52nd place with times of 28:01.34 and 28:03.43, both times being huge improvements.

The men's team finished sixth of 11 teams that competed with Salisbury claiming the crown on their home course. The women's team finished fifth of 11 teams with East Stroudsburg being the winners of the women's meet.

The Marlins will be back in action on October 14th as they travel to Glassboro, New Jersey to compete in the Inter-Regional Border Battle.