Earlysville, Va. –  The Virginia women’s cross country team was led by junior Hannah Moran (Salem, Va.) on Saturday (Sept. 14) as the team recorded a third-place finish at the inaugural Cavalier Classic at Panorama Farms.
The Cavaliers finished third in the team standings, recording 72 points. Tennessee won the meet with 36 points, while North Carolina placed second with 42 points. Maryland and Norfolk State rounded out the team standings, scoring 75 and 135 points, respectively.
Moran led UVA during the race, finishing sixth overall with a time of 17:31.0. Junior Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.) and redshirt junior Olivia Sargent (Yardley, Pa.) finished 12th and 13th, respectively. Bothwell ran a time of 17:59.1 as Sargent closed the gap in the last 1,000m to record a time of 17:59.4.
Juniors Doria Martingayle (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Madelin Rennyson (Lynchburg, Va.) round out the team’s scoring runners. Martingayle recorded a time of 18:13.2 to place 19th, while Rennyson captured a time of 18:19.8 for 22nd place.
“It’s always exciting to compete on our home course at Panorama,” head women’s cross country coach Megan LaVoie said. “We are in a better spot than we were a year ago, but still have a lot more work to do. I thought Hannah (Moran) had a very solid race. I look forward to being back on our course in two weeks.”
Virginia will return to action on Sept. 27 as the team hosts the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational at Panorama Farms.