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Howard Community College cross country has good finishes at Greensboro Invitational

The Howard Community College cross country team travelled to Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sept. 26 to compete in the Greensboro Invitational.
The Howard Community College cross country team travelled to Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sept. 26 to compete in the Greensboro Invitational. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Musselman)

The Howard Community College Cross Country team traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina on Sept. 26 to compete in the Greensboro Invitational.

The women's team finished 12th overall and fourth in the Division III race, while the men's team finished sixth and second, respectively. The Dragons were the only community college in the field of 17 schools.

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"This was a good challenge for both programs," said Howard Community coach Steve Musselman. "They need a tough race in sloppy conditions to see what they could do when we see this in the future."

Reservoir graduate Maggie Niland was the top finisher for the Dragons, placing 23rd overall with a time of 20:42, on a the 5k course. She was followed by Oakland Mills graduate, Amani Jones, who finished 69th overall, Olivia Cleckner, 80th overall, Katherine Hernandez, 85th overall, Josselyn Hernandez, 102nd overall, Angelica Rodriquez of Reservoir, 103rd overall and Kirsten Murill, 105th overall. Jones crossed at 22:33, while Cleckner, Hernandez, Rodriquez, and Murrill, finished with times of 24:37, 24:56, 27:50, 28:18 and 28:36, respectively.

Corey Young continued leading the men's side, placing 18th overall with a time of 28:13. He was followed by Jake Staley, who finished 27th with a time of 28:50, Garrett Birsa of Glenelg, who finished 45th with a time of 29:47, Jarod Barnes, who finished 48th overall with a time of 29:55, Isiah Garner, who finished 49th with a time of 29:58, Brady Dumonchelle, who finished 57th with a time of 30:20, and Dominic Mandile of River Hill, who finished 60th with a time of 30:46.

Howard Community travels to Lehigh University on Friday to compete in the Paul Short Invitational, one of the largest collegiate invitational meets on the east coast.

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