GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Agnes Scott Cross Country ran out to a 12th place finish in a loaded field at the University of North Georgia Invite on Saturday morning. Monica Neely (Columbus, Ga.) was the top Scottie harrier, coming in 51st overall.
Neely was the headliner on a successful morning for the Scotties, who posted personal highs throughout the lineup. The Scottie first-year shaved exactly a minute off last week's 24:16 mark to grab a new personal record in a 5K event. Neely earned 46 points with the result.
Catherine Ortega (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was just a few slots behind the Agnes leader, coming in 57th with a mile split of 7:44 per. The 24:03 finish beat her previous career-best of 24:28.
Andrea Barron (Chicago, Ill.) kept the pattern alive with a personal-best 25:03, good enough for 65th overall and 56 points for the Scotties. Sophomore Arin Yost (Hockley, Texas) got into the scoring action for the first time in 2019 with a career-best 25:37 finish as the fourth Scottie to cross the finish line.
Hannah Brendell (Windhoek, Namibia) and Haeden Fura (Winder, Ga.) continued their string of finishing near each other in the lineup. Brendell was the final scorer for the Scotties in 75th, while Fura finished just three seconds later in 76th. Both posted personal low times in a 5,000 meter race.
The Scotties will get a well-earned rest with two weeks before their next meet. Agnes Scott travels out to Clayton State on September 27 for a 6:45 popgun start.