CARY — Sophomore Amber Brooks was the second women’s runner to cross the finish line at the HBCU Cross Country Challenge at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary.
Brooks, who won this event as a rookie last year, shaved a second off of that time to finish the 5-kilometer run in 19 minutes, 4.4 seconds, just 25 seconds behind the event champion, Kadian Dunkley of Bethune-Cookman.
As a team, the N.C. Central women placed seventh out of 16 teams. Sophomore Syrita Hunt (21:47.8) and junior Delesha Conquest (21:48.5) finished in 36th and 37th, respectively.
The Eagles’ men’s team placed 14th out of 15 teams. The first to cross the finish line for the Eagles was freshman Quinn Burkhalter, who finished in 56th place with a time of 31:52.1 on the 8k course.
Coastal Carolina 3, Campbell 2: Camels’ junior Lindsey Coats, who is from Dunn, tallied 15 kills and freshman Sam Zuber added 12 kills, but Campbell’s (7-13, 0-3 Big South) rally from down two set fell just short as the Chanticleers won 25-21, 25-23, 13-25, 22-25, 11-15 at Buies Creek. Junior setter Heather Wilson had 45 assists and 15 digs.
The Camels clicked on offense in the first two sets, registering at least 16 kills in each frame. Saint Augustine’s: The Falcons fell to Chowan 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-16) and Virginia State 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-15) at the CIAA Round-Up hosted by Fayetteville State.
Saint Augustine’s (4-12, 4-4) Brittany Hicks, of Louisburg, led the Falcons with 14 total kills on the day. Julieesa Thomas had 42 assists.