Barton finishes eighth overall at ECU’s Pirate Women’s Cross Country Invitational

For the fourth time this year, freshman Hailey Russell led the Bulldogs at East Carolina University’s Pirate Invitational Friday in Greenville, N.C. | Photo by Benny Benton
For the fourth time this year, freshman Hailey Russell led the Bulldogs at East Carolina University’s Pirate Invitational Friday in Greenville, N.C. | Photo by Benny Benton

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Barton women's cross country team finished eighth as a team at the Pirate Invitational – hosted by East Carolina University – which took place Friday afternoon at Overton's Lake Kristi.

Elon was the top team overall with four runners in the top 11. 

Barton was led for the fourth time in as many races this year by freshman Hailey Russell (Jacksonville, N.C.), who ran the 6K course in 24:50 and taking 47th overall.  Meanwhile, junior Meghan Araldi (Albany, N.Y.) placed 58th with a time of 26:30 for the Bulldogs.  Norfolk State's Martha Bissah won the race in 20:51.

Barton next competes on Saturday, October 20 in the Sand Shark Invitational, hosted by USC Beaufort.  The meet takes place at Sgt. Jasper Park in Hardeeville, S.C.

FINAL RESULTS

Pirate Invitational
October 12, 2018 – FINAL RESULTS
Greenville, N.C. – Overton's Lake Kristi
East Carolina University, host school

1. Elon  40
2. East Carolina  50
3. Norfolk State  67
4. Western Carolina  81
5. UNC Asheville  109
6. Hampton  177
7. St. Augustine's  222
8. Barton  231
9. Virginia State  234

Barton's Individuals
47. Hailey Russell  24:50
58. Meghan Araldi  26:30
65. Morgan Lane  27:52
77. Taylynn Blunt  33:33
78. Telina Bunch  33:48