Livingstone women win Blue Bear Invitational

Published 6:24 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Staff report

SALISBURY — The Livingstone women’s team placed three runners in the top 10 to win the Blue Bear Cross Country Invitational at the Salisbury Community Park last Friday afternoon.

Despite the rain, Gabrielle Glasco, a freshman from Upper Marlboro, Md., was the top runner for the Lady Blue Bears, finishing third in a season’s best time of 22:15. Angel Ewell, a freshman from Fayetteville, and Asia Green, also a freshman from Fayetteville, finished fourth and fifth, running top 10 times of 22:45 and 23:48.

Sherri Samson, a senior from San Diego, MonaLisa Paulk, a freshman from Alexandria, Va., and Krika Bell, a sophomore from Franklinton, followed closely behind each other in 12th, 13th, and 14th. Their times of 25:54, 26:00 and 26:12, respectively, helped the Lady Blue Bears to secure the win.

Also running for the Lady Blue Bears were Asia Figueroa, a freshman from Salisbury, finishing in 21st, and Natesha Williams, a junior from Coconut Creek, Fla., finishing in 24th place.

The Lady Blue Bears finished with a team score of 37 points. Bluefield State College finished second with 47 points, followed by St. Augustine University (48) and Chowan (99).

The Lady Blue Bears will now focus their attention on the CIAA Championships, scheduled for Oct. 25, in Mechanicsville, Va.