Women’s Cross Country: Cayton runs personal best at Hornet Harrier Event

Winchester, VA- The Potomac State Cross Country Program was back in action this weekend as they made the short trek to Winchester, VA.  The Catamounts competed in the Hornet Harrier Invitational hosted by Shenandoah University at the Kernstown Battlefield.  It was a unique event as the women ran a 5k over a challenging rolling hill course on the battlefield that was started with cannon.  Freshman Diana Cayton (Keyser, WV) got things started for the Catamounts as she competed and ran a 30 second personal best.

Hannah Chappell-Dick from Eastern Mennonite University won the individual 5k title with a time of 19:24

Marymount University won the team title with 46 points

In other action Potomac State Head Coach Ian Hankins competed in the Open 2 Mile Event where he finished on the podium with a bronze medal. 

Scott Baker won the Open 2 Mile Race

“I was extremely pleased with how today’s race went and especially Diana’s 30 second Personal Best.  It is always nice that in the sport of Cross Country being an individual sport as well as a team sport you can compare yourself with times and it is always good to see improvement and an accomplishment when you run a personal best.  It was also a fun opportunity for me to lace up the spikes again as I toed the line in the rare “Open Race” to finish in 3rd,” stated PSC Head Coach Ian Hankins.

The Catamounts will be back in action next weekend as they again compete locally at the Frostburg State Invitational at the Maplehurst Country Club in Frostburg, MD on Saturday, October 3rd with the women set to go off at 10:30 AM