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Olveda breaks Salem Cross Country 5K Record at Catawba

Natali Olveda (Salinas, CA) broke the six-year old Salem College cross country 5K record at the Catawba Invitational today with a run of 19:24.13.

September 06, 2013

nataliolveda1Salisbury, NC-Natali Olveda (Salinas, CA) broke the six-year old Salem College cross country 5K record at the Catawba Invitational today with a run of 19:24.13. The former record was 20:01. Olveda finished in third in the meet, her second straight week of finishing in the top three. The Spirits defeated four Division II teams to finish in second overall. 

Stephanie Verdi (High Point, NC) finished just 11 seconds behind Olveda in fifth overall for the Spirits, and also broke the former record. Cristi Magracia (Lemon Grove, CA) cut off over two minutes from last week's time to finish in 11th in 20:18.59. Audrey Wierda (Greenville, MI) finished in fourth for the Spirits and 16th overall in 21:02.47. Tali Schroeder (Lexington, VA) was just two spots back, finishing in 21:19.13. 

Running in her first meet of the season after an injury, Elizabeth Penley (Newport, NC) finished in 25th in 23:01.04. Amanda Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA) came across in 28th in 23:52.66, and Gigi Andrews (East Bend, NC) rounded out Salem runners in 24:51.24.

Salem returns next week to the Barton Invitational 5K in Wilson on the 13th at 6:00.

Full Results:

Women’s 5k
 1  Hannah Cook Coker 19:02.41
 2  Aquila Jones Winston-Salem St. 19:02.69
 3  Natali Olveda Salem 19:24.13
 4  Danisha Wiggins Winston-Salem St. 19:30.41
 5  Stephanie Verdi Salem 19:35.59
 6  Erica Boles Catawba 19:37.72
 7  Micalyne Zimmerman Winston-Salem St. 19:44.42
 8  Kristi Baptiste Winston-Salem St. 19:50.33
 9  Olivia Myers Catawba 20:03.17
10  Deanna Hedgepeth Catawba 20:10.35
11  Cristi Magracia Salem 20:18.59
12  Jomecka Deloatch Chowan 20:24.95
13  Michelle Turner Winston-Salem St. 20:35.29
14  Gerlisa Shipman Chowan 20:41.77
15  Naomi Watson Coker 20:56.33
16  AJ Wieda Salem 21:02.47
17  Cruz Vargas-Sullivan Winston-Salem St. 21:12.91
18  Tali Schroeder Salem 21:19.13
19  Kirsten Sanders Coker 21:42.50
20  Tashima Brazil Livingstone 21:47.44
21  Jordan Green Catawba 21:47.75
22  Taylor Hall Coker 22:20.92
23  Sherri Samson Livingstone 22:28.07
24  Peyton Thompson Catawba 22:46.89
25  Elizabeth Penley Salem 23:01.04
26  Devan Purvis Catawba 23:19.39
27  Quanera Hayes Livingstone 23:52.41
28  Amanda Johnson Salem 23:52.66
29  Corren Brown Livingstone 24:05.30
30  Cynette Rivers Winston-Salem St. 24:35.32
31  Aneka Dixon Coker 24:45.01
32  Gigi Andrews Salem 24:51.24
33  Elizabeth White Catawba 25:08.16
34  Tristin Jenkins Chowan 25:20.62
35  Ashley Thompkins Coker 25:53.80
36  Shanequa Blow Chowan 27:23.20
37  Taylor McElroy Chowan 28:09.19
38  Tymya Hallar Livingstone 32:57.20

Women’s Team Standings
1 Winston-Salem St. 34
2 Salem 53
3 Catawba 70
4 Coker 88
5 Chowan 133
6 Livingstone 137

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