Women finish seventh; Men place eighth
WCU opens the year with the Western Carolina Invitational
Jocelyn King returns after First Team All-SoCon Honors in 2012.
Senior Mara Smith breaks her own school 6k record
Senior Josey Weaver has run the fourth best time in the SoCon with his 8k time of 24:26.50
Western Carolina University hosted the WCU Invitational held on Aug. 31. Florida swept both the men's and women's races.
2011 Cross Country Results: Competed in all five events for the Catamounts in 2011 ... Smith was also named to the All-SoCon Second Team ... Broke the school 5000m record at the Royal XC Challenge (17:44.04) before setting it anew her next time out at the SoCon Championships with her time of 17:35.40.
|09/2||WCU Invitational||12:31.96 (16)|
|09/16||Mountaineer Open||18:43.0 (16)|
|09/30||Paul Short Invitational||23:33 (268)|
|10/14||Royal XC Challenge||17:44.04 (7)|
|10/30||SoCon Championships||17:35.40 (10)|
2010 Cross Country Results: Competed in all six events for the Catamounts in 2010.
|09/3||WCU Invitational||12:02.30 (5)|
|09/18||Winthrop Invitational||19:06.12 (22)|
|10/01||Charlotte Invitational||19:04.20 (68)|
|10/15||Blue Ridge Open||19:19.90 (80)|
|10/30||SoCon Championships||19:10.31 (31)|
|11/13||NCAA Regionals||22:50.70 (130)|
2009 Cross Country Results: Named to the 2009 SoCon All-Freshman team.
|09/14||WCU Invitational||12:00.27 (2)|
|09/19||Winthrop/Asics Invite||19:06.99 (14)|
|10/02||Charlotte Invitational||18:53.08 (39)|
|10/16||Blue Ridge Open||19:20.18 (45)|
|10/31||SoCon Championships||19:16.34 (24)|
|11/14||NCAA Regionals||23:06.50 (120)|
High School: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track at Warren County High School in Front Royal, Va... Recipient of her team's MVP honors from 2005-08... Was named Female Athlete of the Year during her junior season and was named her school's Most Outstanding Female Performer during her senior campaign... Qualified for the Virginia State Cross Contry meet from 2005-08... Recorded a personal best of 19:12 in the 5K during her senior season... Ran a 5:15 in the 1600-meter run and 11:41 in the 3200-meter run.
Personal: Full name is Mara Linsday Smith... Daughter of Thomas and Michele Smith... Has one sister, Megan.