CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The Duke women’s cross country team had a dominating performance on Saturday morning at the Catamount Classic on the campus of Western Carolina University. The Blue Devils took first place out of six teams at the meet, with 16 points. Furman was the runner-up and finished far behind with 73 points.
Duke’s top five runners took five of the top six spots. The individual meet winner was freshman Katelyn Bastert, who completed the 4k course in 14:37.30. Next up in second place was junior captain Patricia Loughlin, who had the best race of her career with a time of 14:46.90. In third was sophomore Emily Sherrard with a clocking of 14:49.10. Rounding out the top four was freshman Emily Schwitzer, who ran the course in 14:58.70. Sophomore Shelley Forbes returned for the first time after a successful freshman campaign and placed sixth with a time of 15:07.80
To complete Duke’s impressive top seven scoring squad was junior Molly Lehman in eighth place with a 15:15.20 showing and freshman Christy Adamyk, who came in 12th place and finished the meet with a time of 15:30.50.
The Blue Devils other eight runners placed from 13th through 46th out of 67 competitors and ran the course between 15:34.20 and 17:02.10.
With the first place team finish, Kevin Jermyn’s coaching record opens up at 5-0 on the season.
Women - Team Results (Points)
1. Duke (16)
2. Furman (73)
3. Elon (74)
4. Western Carolina (95)
5. Spartanburg Methodist (133)
6. Brevard (181)
The Duke women will have one week off and will resume competition when they make the long trip north to Orono, Maine, for the Murray Keatinge Invitational on Sat., Sept. 29.