Women win Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park

Dena O'Brien stides across the James Island County Park course in 18:13.99 (Lynsey Cichon/GSO)

Last weekend the College of Charleston raced at the James Island County Park in the Citadel Invitational. This is a track that has been revisited by the Cougars cross country many times over and on Sept. 25th they met with course again.

The top 12 finishers for the College of Charleston women’s team (courtesy of cofcsports.com):

1 O’Brien, Dena SO Col. of Charleston 18:13.99

3 Wolfe, Kristen SR Col. of Charleston 19:21.00

5 Nokes, McKenna SO Col. of Charleston 19:49.02

7 McMahon, Hayley FR Col. of Charleston 19:50.66

9 Sams, Danielle FR Col. of Charleston 19:56.91

10 Powers, Callen SR Col. of Charleston 19:57.59

11 Willard, Tierney SR Col. of Charleston 20:02.49

12 Hobbs, Dannielle SO Col. of Charleston 20:09.43

15 Walsh, Dana SO Col. of Charleston 20:19.03

16 Brewer, Elle SO Col. of Charleston 20:23.30

20 Kowolenko, Alyssa FR Col. of Charleston 21:00.92

23 Dungan, Rosemary FR Col. of Charleston 21:32.13

This was Dena O’Brien’s first race of the semester and after a summer in spent working in Colorado she was able to consequently bring back some altitude training with her.

We had the opportunity to asked about how a summer of running in the mountainous terrain helped her racing.

“Being out in Colorado was really nice because I could practice all day, it’s super humid here but out there it was just incredible,” I got to work with kids out there so that was fun and it was just a nice break I guess from begin in the south and running here,” said Dena.

Heah Coach Amy Seago was also pleased with the day.

“That was the first time Dena has raced this year and it’s a much slower course, she ran 18:19 here last year and she ran an 18:14 today so she should feel pretty good about being ahead of where she was last year because of course you’re not going to get any closer but we had a lot of women who stepped up. McKenna had a great race today, Kallen Powers had a great race. I’m just pleased all the way around,” said Seago.

Stand by for results from the Cougar’s race this weekend as they make their way to Chapel Hill, N.C.

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