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Lady Tiger Cross Country to Compete at Gardner-Webb Friday

Lady Tiger Cross Country to Compete at Gardner-Webb Friday

Oct. 5, 2006

The Clemson women’s cross country team will travel to Boiling Springs, NC on Friday to compete in the Gardner-Webb Duels at the university. The 4000m event, which will feature seven teams, is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

Clemson will not travel with two of the team’s top performers, Patrice McMillan, who will rest to prepare for next week’s Furman Invitational. The Lady Tigers will bring eight student-athletes to the event, however. One of the student-athletes making the trip is first-year performer Laura Laughlin, who has been Clemson’s top finisher the last two meets. She was 19th at both the Lou Onesty Invitational in Virginia and Great American Cross Country Festival in Alabama. She led the team to a tie for fourth at the Great American meet.

Maggie Bernard and Lauren Klas, freshmen on this year’s squad, will also make the trip to Gardner-Webb. Bernard has scored in the last two events for the Lady Tigers and has been consistent in her performance this season. Klas was actually Clemson’s #4 runner at the Great American meet, where she placed 54th overall and earned 48 points. She also scored in the first meet of the year, the Gamecock Invitational, with a 39th-place showing.

Thea Dix will be the lone upperclassman making the trip Friday. The junior from Ellenwood, GA scored in the Gamecock Invitational. Also competing for the Lady Tiger team this weekend will be Lauren Marriott, and Anastasia Wilson.