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CARY, N.C. – Hitting the course at WakeMed Soccer Park, the UNCG women’s cross country team placed ninth, while the Spartan men garnered 11th, at the Adidas XC Challenge.

Taylor Delaney (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) was the high finisher for the Spartans, finishing the 5K race in 18:27.2. Freshmen Kassidy Dill (Milford, Maine/Orono) and Lefler McManus were next up, finishing the circuit in 19:38.0 and 19:38.7 for 69th and 70th, respectively.

Another pair of freshmen, Malea Smith (Davidson, N.C./William Amos Hough) and India Godlock (Polk County, N.C./Polk County), were close behind, placing 76th and 77th with times of 19:59.8 and 20:02.4. Madison Owings (Apex, N.C./Apex) took 86th in 20:40.9, while Ashlyn Dalton (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport South Manor Jr./Sr.) snagged 93rd in 21:43.5.

On the men’s side, William Sandin (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) finished the 6K course in 20:01.4 for 55th, while Alex Roy (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) took 67th in 20:17.1. Freshman Jonathan Timothy (Greenville, N.C.) placed 76th with a time of 20:35.4, while Trelek Jones (Lynchburg, Va./Wake Forest) and Weston Clayton garnered 93rd and 94th in 21:39.9 and 21:46.7.

Ewan Hynes (Cornelius, N.C./William Amos Hough) took 98th with a time of 22:21.7, followed closely by Keeton Glenn (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft) and Ethan Burns (Hendersonville, N.C./Hendersonville), who timed in at 23:48.4 and 23:51.8, respectively.

UNCG returns to action on Sept. 29, travelling to South Bend, Indiana to compete in the Notre Dame hosted Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational.