The No. 22-ranked Emory women's cross country opened its 2017 campaign Friday evening with a first-place performance at the Georgia DIII Invitational. The meet was hosted by Berry College.
The Eagles paced the five-team field with 22 points. Berry finished runner-up with 46 points while Covenant College ranked third with 78 points. Piedmont College (99 pts.) and Wesleyan (155 pts.) rounded out the competing squads.
Senior Gabrielle Stravach topped the 72-runner field with a 6k showing of 22:44. Junior Maeve Andrews finished No. 2 overall with an effort of 23:48. Freshman Abby Durfee was the No. 3 Eagle to cross the finish with her time of 24:32.8 placing her fifth. Sophomore Meredith Hughes (24:32.9) and senior Hanna Saadegh-Vaziri (24:45) closed out the team's scorers, holding down the Nos. 6 & 7 positions on the leader board.
Emory returns to action on Saturday, September 9, when it competes at the Furman Classic.
Emory Women's Cross Country Races To First Place At Georgia DIII Invitational