CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Competing against a field of Division I and II competition, Kylie Spencer posted one of the most impressive times of her career and in program history. The senior posted what is believed to be the best time by a female runner in Pfeiffer cross country history, crossing the finish line in a time of 18:33 and in front of many Division I runners at the Queen City Invitational.
Spencer's time is all the more impressive when you break it down mile-by-mile. Her average mile pace was a shade under six minutes at 5:58. Her time placed her 14th in a loaded field and better than runners from Western Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian and Davidson. Cassidy Hooper also posted an impressive finish as the junior came in 35th with a time 19:38.
Overall, the women finished ninth at the meet.
On the men's side, Pfeiffer's top finisher was freshman Devon Williams who was competing at his first career meet. The talented freshman posted a time of 26:25 to pace the squad. Pfeiffer, who finished 11th as a team, also had a strong run from fellow newcomer Sully Hudson who crossed the finish line in 27:49.
The Falcons wrap up their first Division III season of competition on Oct. 28 when they compete at the USA South Conference Championship.