The men's finished second and women's took third in their respective races Saturday morning.
The men's team took fourth while the women's team finished fifth
Senior Mara Smith breaks her own school 6k record
WCU puts two women - Mara Smith and Jocelyn Keen - on the First Team All-SoCon for the first time in program history
Senior Josey Weaver set the WCU 8000m record with his time of 24:16.7
Western Carolina University hosted the WCU Invitational held on Aug. 31. Florida swept both the men's and women's races.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in all five meets for the Catamounts ... 9/2 Ran a 12:25.23 at the two mile WCU Invitational to place 15th ... 9/16 - Ran a 20:05.0 in the Mountaineer Open (42) ... 9/30 - Finished the Paul Short Invitational in 24:44 ... 10/14 - At the Royal XC Challenge, Lance ran a 19:14.63 (49) ... 10/29 - Finished 76th at the SoCon Championships with her time of 19:30.40.
2010-11 (Freshman): Ran in all five meets in 2010 ... 9/3 Placed 18th at the WCU Invitational with her time of 12:56.20 ... 9/18 - At the Winthrop Invitational, ran a 21:42.06 (93) ... 10/1 - Finished 135th with a time of 20;34.60 at the Charlotte Invitational ... 10/15 Ran a 21:09.70 (153) at the Blue Ridge Open ... 10/30 - At the SoCon Championships, ran a 20:43.54 (79).
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Brevard High School... Won the North Carolina 2A West Regional Title in the 800-meter run (2:25.57)... Won the 2A State Title in the 800-meter run (2:19.76)... Selected as the Brevard High School Athlete of the Year in 2009... Named to the AAC Conference Runner of the Year... Earned Times News All-Area accolades during senior season... Honored as her team's MVP from 2007-09... Placed fourth at the 2A North Carolina State meet in the 400-meter run (1:00.26)... WAC Conference in the 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay in 2008... 2A Regional Champion in the 4x400 relay.
Personal: Full name is Kaylan Brooke Lance... Daughter of Todd and Kristy Lance... Born on June 18, 1992... Has one younger brother, Ben.