Russell’s third-place finish paces Barton’s women’s cross country at Monarch Classic

PICTURED: Archived photo of women's cross country freshman Hailey Russell, who placed third overall for the Bulldogs on Saturday in Fayetteville at the Monarch Cross Country Classic. | Photo by Benny Benton
PICTURED: Archived photo of women's cross country freshman Hailey Russell, who placed third overall for the Bulldogs on Saturday in Fayetteville at the Monarch Cross Country Classic. | Photo by Benny Benton

by Doug Page

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – For a second straight week, Barton College freshman Hailey Russell led the Bulldogs with a third-place finish Saturday morning at the 2018 Monarch Cross Country Classic.

Russell ran a 28:38.58 on the 6K course for BC. Also running for the Bulldogs were freshman Morgan Lane and junior Meghan Araldi. Lane took 15th with a time of 31.39.25, while Araldi placed 22nd overall (32:36.39).

The host school, Methodist University, took first-place overall with 35 total points. The Monarchs also had the top overall finisher in Lindsey Pritchard (26:53.06).

Barton will return to action on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Queens City Invitational. The meet will take place in Charlotte, N.C. at McAlpine Creek Park beginning at 4 p.m.