Kibiwott Leads Women's XC at North Alabama Showcase
Friday, September 16, 2022
Kibiwott Leads Women's XC at North Alabama Showcase
Mercy Kibiwott was the lead harrier for CU at the Northern Alabama Showcase. (Credit: Reily Rogers)

Huntsville, Ala.-- Cumberland women’s cross country were met with some fierce competition at the North Alabama Showcase. The team finished in 34th place out of 43 teams overall.

Mercy Kibiwott competed in her first 5k in a Cumberland uniform, leading the Phoenix with a time of 20:14.32. The second-best Phoenix finish was Elise Krone, who ended the race with a time of 20:21.24. Sarah Wilkerson crossed the finish line one second after Krone, with a time of 20:22.02. 

Freshman Kasey Quezada finished with a time of 20:33.47, followed by Sami Parker with a time of 21:13.50. 

Lindsey Armstrong and Lilah Moler rounded up the Phoenix with times of 22:15.89 and 22:41.49, respectively. 

Perri Bockrath from the University of Kentucky won the race with a time of 16:24.54 while The University of Alabama won the event as a team. 

The Phoenix will be back on the course on October 1 at the “Live in Lou” Louisville Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Individual Results

  1. Mercy Kibiwott 20:14.32
  2. Elise Krone 20:21.24
  3. Sarah Wilkerson 20:22.02
  4. Kasey Quezada 20:33.47
  5. Sami Parker 21:13.50
  6. Lindsey Armstrong 22:15.89
  7. Lilah Moler 22:41.49