GARDNER PACES RAMS AT ADIDAS INVITE

Meet: Adidas Invitational
Location: Cary, N.C.
Distance: 5K

Team Scoring: 1-North Carolina St. 20, 2-Duke 60, 3-Davidson 79, 4-Richmond 94, 5-Wake Forest 139, 6-East Carolina 170, 7-Elon 175, 8-VCU 247, 9-UNC Greensboro 263, 10-Charleston Southern 312, 11-North Carolina A&T 314, 12-Gardner-Webb 345, 13-North Carolina Central 410

The short story: Senior Kathleen Gardner placed 48th to pace VCU, which finished eighth in a competitive field at the Adidas Invitational Friday.

THE FINISH LINE

  • Gardner covered the 5,000-meter layout in 18:55.0, lowering her personal-best at that distance by more than two minutes.
  • VCU averaged 19:22.56 as a team on the Cary, N.C. course.
  • Sophomore Ashley Brown followed Gardner in 54th place with a time of 19:06.5.
  • Judith White (19:18.4) and Courtney Holleran (19:19.3) finished within one second of each other in 61st and 62nd place, respectively.
  • Lindsay Seeley finished 78th in 20:13.6.

UP NEXT
The Rams travel to Bethlehem Pa. for the prestigious Paul Short Invitational on Friday, Sept. 29.