TITUSVILLE, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's cross country team earned a fourth-place finish, collecting a total of 105 points at Friday's flrunners.com meet from Chain of Lakes Park. The Lions finished two points behind Palm Beach Atlantic and a top-three finish.
The University of North Florida claimed the top spot, registering 26 points. Jacksonville University finished as the runner-up with 38 points.
Individually, Jacksonville's Joane Pierre earned medalist honors in the 74-person field with a time of 17:35.20. Meanwhile, Saint Leo standout freshman Tereza Novotna was the Lions' top finisher as she concluded the 5K run in fourth-place with an astonishing time of 18:10.80.
Jillian Browne cracked the 20-minute mark for the third time this season as she ran a time of 19:45.40.
The freshman pair of Holly Blackburn and Amanda Leo both finished within 20 minutes. Blackburn set personal-record time of 20:24.20, while Leon finished 10 seconds off of her teammates pace.
The women's cross country team returns to the course on Saturday, October 8, when they travel to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the Disney Classic 5K. For the latest news, information, and updates on the women's cross country team, visit SaintLeoLions.com.