Cross Country Preps For Auburn Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The UAB cross country team will travel to Auburn, Ala. on Friday to compete in the Auburn Invitational, with the women's 4k race scheduled for 4:45 p.m. CT.

The race will be contested at Conway Acres Farm, a grass 2k loop with rolling hills and limited gravel paths. Full meet information and results will be available through the Auburn athletic website.

Along with host Auburn, UAB will be racing against Akabama State, Alcorn, Birmingham Southern, Florida State, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Samford, Southern Miss, and Troy.

Last week, senior Sarah Hudak claimed the 3k crown at the Crimson Tide Cross Country Classic with a time of 10:47.02, besting runner-up Stephanie Ledgerwood of Southern Miss by more than five seconds (10:52.04).

Sophomore Kristie Leybourne finished in 15th place with a time of 11:44.09 in the field that had 41 competitors. Senior Rachel Harley was the Blazers' third finisher as she finished 26th with a time of 12:46.61. Making her debut with the UAB cross country team, senior Pascale Pinard finished the race in 13:25.16 and was 30th.

The Blazers will be in action once again on Sept. 15, competing in the Azalea City Cross Country Classic in Mobile, Ala.

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