Nagwandala leads cross country to fourth place finish in Carolina Challenge

Kaitlin Sells

The Georgia Southern cross country team opened their season with a fourth place finish at the Carolina Challenge hosted by the University of South Carolina.

On top of that the Eagles beat out Sun Belt Conference rival Coastal Carolina with the help from freshman Merabu Nagwandala who placed 27th

While the Eagles finished fourth overall they were beat out by  East Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina.

All the individual runners for the Eagles placed within the top 70, with Nagwandala leading in 27th and Kaitlin Rocker coming in at 65th.

“I was very impressed with the way the ladies competed today at the Carolina Challenge,” head coach Kelly Carter told gseagles. “I’m very excited about what the upcoming year has to offer.”

The Eagles will be back in action at the Adidas Invitational at Winthrop University September 15.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor,