GREENSBURG, Pa. - West Virginia Wesleyan's women placed second in Saturday morning's Griffin Invitational on the campus of Seton Hill University. Alderson-Broaddus also came in strong, placing fourth as a team in the nine-team women's field.
Host Seton Hill ran away with the title, posting an impressive score of 19 points led by individual champ Jeannie Bujdos. Wesleyan finished a distant second at 53 points, but did place a pair of runner in the top ten. Freshman Rachael Hulett placed seventh overall, with senior Christine Azevedo close behind in eighth.
Alderson-Broaddus finished fourth with 104 points, just 13 points shy of third place Charleston. Freshman Jenny Brewer led the Battlers, placing ninth.
Wesleyan pulled an upset, taking the men's side in a four-point victory over host Seton Hill. The strong Griffin squad is the league's number one squad in the coaches' poll.
Luke Finley led a Bobcat attack that placed five runners in the top ten and recorded a team score of 28 points.
Finley's third place finish was followed by Nathan Whitacre in fourth, Lucas Greza in fifth, Andy Kall in sixth, and Grafton native Drew Woodford in tenth.
Seton Hill was close behind in second with 32 points, while Alderson-Broaddus placed third with 110 points.
A-B was led by John Mundey, who placed 12th overall. The fields included 85 women finishers and 56 on the men's side.
Wesleyan returns to action Saturday, competing in theForest Festival Invitational at Davis &?Elkins College.