MOUNT BERRY, Ga. The LaGrange cross country teams opened their 2016 season at the Berry College Watermelon Run.
Sarah Bearden paced the Panthers with a 19th place finish out of 70 runners in the women's race. Bearden had a time of 25:39.35 over the 6k course. Ashley Wright followed Bearden with a time of 30:06.96. Davida White (33:25.54), Jessica Morton (33:57.25), Lydia Subat (37:33.16), Rachael Thomas (37:33.27), and Maiah Britton (39:06.84) rounded out the times for the LC women.
Chris Smith led the Panther men with a time of 34:00.45 over the 8K course. He was followed by William Wooten (37:46.46), Tyler Baars (38:28.85), Jonathan Lenz (43:15.36), and Low Fletcher (44:03.69).
The LC teams will compete in the West Georgia Invitational on Friday, Sept. 9.