ECSU CROSS COUNTRY WRAPS SEASON AT CIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dara Drury was ECSU's top female finisher at the 2015 CIAA Cross Country Championship held Thursday in Cary.
Oct. 29, 2015

CARY, NC- The Elizabeth City State University cross country teams wrapped up the season at the 2015 CIAA Championship held at WakeMed Soccer Park on Thursday morning.

The men's team placed 10th overall while the Lady Vikings took 11th place at the championship event. The Virginia Union men and the Winston-Salem State women both won handily to claim team titles this year. Led by five top eight finishers, the Panthers scored 24 points to gain their second straight men's championship. They won by 71 points over Virginia State, which placed second with 95 points. Bowie State took third place with 136 points.

After finishing second by one point last year, Winston-Salem State bounced back to win their third women's crown by 67 points. The Rams placed five runners in the top 10 to score 33 points. Johnson C. Smith was second with 100 points and Lincoln (Pa.) placed third with 110 points.

ECSU's top finishers were freshmen Hyshem Staten for the men and Dara Drury for the women. Staten took 19th place with a course time of 29:32 while Drury topped the Lady Viking runners with a time of 24:08.