ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Junior Lee Gilmer and senior Charlie McGoogan took second and third places, respectively, to lead the Furman men's cross country team to a first place finish in the South Carolina Intercollegiate Championships, which was held in conjunction with the ASICS/Winthrop Fall Classic Saturday morning in Rock Hill, S.C. For the S.C. Intercollegiate, all times of runners from South Carolina schools were extracted from the times posted at the ASICS/Winthrop Fall Classic to form a separate meet.
Gilmer posted an 8K time of 25:31.35 for second place in the S.C. meet and sixth place in the overall meet, while McGoogan recorded a time of 25:41.97 for third place in the S.C. meet and eighth place overall. Sophomore Chris Caldwell placed fifth in the S.C. meet and 13th overall with a time of 25:49.42, while sophomore Wilkerson Given took ninth in the S.C. Intercollegiate and 23rd place overall after completing the course in 26:14.39. Freshman Tyler Greathouse rounded out the Paladin scorers, placing 11th overall and 33rd in the overall meet with a time of 26:40.07.
The Furman women's team placed second at the S.C. Intercollegiate Meet behind winner South Carolina. Junior Brooke Mosteller placed second in the 5K S.C. individual meet and fourth in the overall meet with a time of 18:09.15 to lead the Paladins. Senior Jenna Callahan finished eighth in the S.C. meet and 12th overall, turning in a time of 18:53.02. Junior Chloe Kowalski posted a time of 19:09.90, taking 12th place in the S.C. meet and 22nd overall, while junior Rebecca Shelton recorded a time of 19:32.76 for 18th place in the S.C. meet and 34th overall. Freshman Julia Means completed the scorers for Furman, turning in a time of 19:39.54 for 20th in the S.C. meet and 37th place overall.
The Furman men's team placed second overall in the ASICS/Winthrop Fall Classic behind winner Appalachian State, while the Paladin women's team finished third behind South Carolina and Appalachian State.
Furman will run at the Citadel Invitational in Charleston, S.C. on Sept. 25.