The Cavalier XC teams headed to the beach last weekend, making the trip to USC-Beaufort to compete in the Sandshark Invitational on Saturday. With over 20 teams represented, the meet provided yet another good opportunity for the Cavaliers to see how far they have come throughout the season, and once again, the Cavaliers did not disappoint.
After covering the 8,000 meter course at McAlpine Park in a personal record time of 26:27 while leading the Cavaliers to a 10th place overall finish, standout Sophomore Andy Roof was awarded the Runner of the Week award for the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Roof, who bested his previous personal record by 30 seconds, was the first of three Cavalier athletes to run sub-27:00 minutes on Friday, a first for the Cavaliers.
With the campus nearly empty as students departed for fall break, the Cavalier XC team stuck around to make the short trip to McAlpine Park in Charlotte to compete in the Royal XC Challenge hosted by Queens University. While they didn't get a long weekend away, don't expect these athletes to be disappointed because the Cavaliers ran to a season best team performance against some excellent competition.