MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Aleah Johnson finished in third place as the University of North Georgia cross country team earned another first-place finish this season as they ran away with the Bobcat Invitational title Saturday.
Johnson led 10 Nighthawks to finishes in the top 20 in the race, running a 22:36 6K. Karmen LeRoy finished in fifth place, 20 seconds behind Johnson. Bree Hammond finished a tenth of a second behind LeRoy in sixth, followed by Maria Coughlin in eighth and Olivia Henry in 11th.
Other Nighthawks in the top 20 included Elise Glorvigen (12th), Brynn Wilson (13th), Kenedi Rodney (15th), Cheyenne Spinks (17th) and Mariah Millsap (20th). The entirety of the North Georgia competitors finished in the top 40 of the 105-runner field.
North Georgia finished with a team score of 32 points, beating second place Columbus State by 34 points. Tusculum finished in third, followed by Georgia College and Clayton State to round out the top five.
The Nighthawks will next be in action in two weeks at the Peach Belt Conference Championships, hosted by UNC Pembroke.