CHARLESTON, S.C. - Paced by Caroline Inman and Makennah Mills' top 10 finishes, Charleston Southern's women's cross country team finished second overall at the Charleston Classic on Saturday morning at Johns Island County Park.
The pair of freshman led the Bucs to their second top-two team finish of the season as the Buccaneers continue to get back into full swing after nearly a month away from competition.
Inman paced the Bucs at the top of the pack in the race averaging a 6:05.7 mile split over the five-kilometer course to place fifth overall in the race. The freshman was the fourth collegiate runner to cross the finish line and finished with a time of 18:57.5.
Mills added a top finish for the Buccaneers finishing 10 seconds behind Inman to place sixth overall in the field. Mills crossed in 19:07.7 to continue a strong start to her collegiate career.
Zanelle Willemse was the third CSU freshman to cross the line finishing 18th overall in the field with a time of 19:54.9. Bethany Thornhill was less than two seconds behind at 19:56.8 to finish 19th overall.
Javenique McDowell rounded out the scorers in Coach Jim Stintzi's lineup with a time of 20:34.0 to place 24th overall in the field.
Taylor Barnes finished 33rd overall in the competition with a time of 20:58.9 in her second race of the season. Sarah Taylor was 41st in 22:24.6, while Grace Schvaneveldt placed 45th overall in 22:51.0.
Charleston Southern continues the fall schedule next weekend at the HPU Vert XC Invitational scheduled for Friday, October 12.