CVCC runners set personal bests; prepare for the season with a race in SC

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The Catawba Valley Community College cross country team made their fifth meet of the season on Saturday, competing in the Upstate Invite at Millikan Research Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Allison Beard of the Red Hawks was one of two CVCC runners to set a new personal best at the event. Beard completed his 5K in 28:05.8.

Teammate Nick Shull joined Beard in setting a new personal best. Shull completed her 8K with a time of 37:38.1.

This is the second straight competition that a Catawba Valley Community College cross country runner has set a new personal best.

“Another meet for our runners and two new personal bests,” said Catawba Valley Cross Country Head Coach Shawn Fountain. “Nick Shull and Allison Beard improved their times to set a new personal best. This meeting is a great warm-up for our conference championship in two weeks. We expect to do very well.

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Preston Rutledge paced the men’s Red Hawk runners for the second consecutive encounter, completing his 8K in a time of 33:36.6. Ryan Eblen wasn’t far behind, completing his 8K in 34:11.7.

Next up for the Catawba Valley Community College cross country team is the Region 10 Championships, taking place at the same venue – the Millikan Research Center – on Saturday, October 29.

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