Columbia, SC- In their first meet of the 2006 season, the Coker Cobra Cross Country Teams are definitely on the right track, as the men won the Gamecock Invitational and the women came in second place. The Gamecock Invitational is a 5k race, the only one the Cobras will run this season.


On the women’s side, Coker placed second behind UNC-Pembroke. The Cobras out paced Savannah College of Art and Design, Francis Marion, USC-Aiken and Benedict College. Individually, freshman Heidi Rienstra led the way coming at 20:57 in eighth place, followed by classmate Dana Daves at 21:35 good enough for 11th place. Monica Taylor came in at 22:10 in 14th, while Shannon Townley finished at 22:17 in 15th place. Next, Noelle Sharbono came in at 23:08 in 20th place, followed by Amy Jones with a time of 23:31 in 24th place  and Ashley Cupp at 23:38 in 25th place. Jennifer Graham rounded out the Coker runners with a time of 29:10 in 35th place.


The Cobra runners will prepare for their next meet on Saturday, September 9, when they compete in the CVAC pre-conference meet in Spartanburg, SC.