CARY, N.C. - The Meredith cross country team competed in Friday's Great American Cross Country Festival at the WakeMed Soccer Park as well as the Greensboro Invitational at Hagan Stone Park Saturday afternoon. The team split into two groups and finished strong at both events.
Senior harrier Morgan Youd finished first for the Avenging Angels among the quick competition at the Great American Festival. With the help of freshman teammates Maggie Robinson and Illa Jones, Meredith finished ahead of the North Carolina State Club team and Methodist University.
The Avenging Angels set up Saturday's run for the second wave on the 2012 roster. The team met the challenge without their top runners in place and won among Division III teams.
Meredith placed atop the list with 109 points over Piedmont College (159) and Averett (202).
Meredith will enjoy a two-week break from competition before traveling to Newport News, Virginia, October 13. The Christopher Newport Invitational is set to begin at Noon for the women. This will be the only 6K event the Angels face prior to running the same distance in the USA South Championships.