Spartans Race to Third First-Place Finish of Season

Spartans Race to Third First-Place Finish of Season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's cross country team competed with the nation's best at the annual University of Florida Mountain Dew Invitational, finishing first among Division II schools.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: 1st, 47 points
D2 Champion: Tampa, 47 points
Overall Champion: Florida, 60 points
Location: Mark Bostic Golf Course | Gainesville, Fla.
Host Institution: University of Florida
Distance: 5K
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Zoe Jarvis | 4th overall, 17:47.64

• Shannon Sweeney | 6th overall, 18:08.02

• Lexi Bible | 10th overall, 18:26.42

• Sydney Rhodes | 12th overall, 18:33.39

• Julia Lockridge | 15th overall, 18:40.75

OTHER NOTABLES:

  • Jarvis was the first Spartan to cross the finish line for third straight race of 2018.
  • After finishing first in the first two races, Jarvis turned in her third top-five finish of her sophomore season.
  • Sweeney has finished second among UT runners in all three races.
  • A total of 15 teams competed in the non-Division I race as 12 Division I schools entered.
  • Among the Sunshine State Conference schools competing were UT, Embry-Riddle (2nd), Saint Leo (4th), Nova Southeastern (6th), Palm Beach Atlantic (9th) and Florida Tech (10th).
  • Tampa entered a total of eight runners in the women's race.

UP NEXT:
Tampa will send its "B" team to the Florida Runners Invite on Friday in Lakeland, Fla.

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