Cross country competes at Montevallo Falcon Classic

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Cross country competes at Montevallo Falcon Classic

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

The Alabama women’s cross country team finished second at the Montevallo Falcon Classic with senior Alexa Cruz leading the way.

Cruz recorded a 5K time of 18:32.43 to place fifth overall. The time was 40 seconds better than her previous season-best. Along with her, six Alabama runners improved their times.

Among the top finishers for Alabama were seniors Hannah Howard, (22nd, 19:53.24) and Shannon Marsh, (18th, 19:37.96), along with sophomores Lauren Brackin (13th, 19:05.18), Leahrose Mami (21st, 19:52.14) and Riley Schelp (11th 18:57.19).  Sophomore Sydney Milani rounded out the women’s lineup (49th, 21:30.55) in her first appearance for the Crimson Tide.

During the men’s 8K, all three Alabama men finished inside the top-45. Junior Paul Selden led the way recording a time of 26:21.10 to finish in 34th. Junior Scott Platek finished 44th (26:47.03), while freshman Alex Mielke rounded out the men’s showing (45th, 26:51.29).

Alabama will next compete at the Notre Dame Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 1, in South Bend, Indiana.