Stallworth crushes competition in Cookeville
Lindsey Stallworth won her third collegiate cross country race on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Jim Dillon)
Stallworth crushes competition in Cookeville
Friday, October 15, 2021

Buccaneer All-American cruises to win at Golden Eagle Invitational

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2021) – ETSU’s Lindsey Stallworth (Knoxville, Tenn.) made the most of her final tune up before the Southern Conference Championship in two weeks.

Stallworth, the reigning SoCon Runner of the Year, turned in her third career collegiate win as she crushed the field in Friday’s Golden Eagle Invitational from the Putnam County Sports Complex.

Stallworth, who won her first two races last fall including the SoCon Championship, clocked in at 17:54.6 in Friday’s 5K race, which was over 46 seconds faster than her nearest competitor. The Knoxville, Tenn. native averaged a 5:45 minute mile and defeated a pair of Tennessee Tech runners. Amanda Laboy finished second in 18:41.4, while Helen Pacurariu-Nagy placed third in 18:43.7.

As a team, ETSU finished runner-up with 45 points, while Tennessee Tech won its home event with 34 points. Murray State (73 points), Chattanooga (86 points) and Southeast Missouri State (118 points) rounded out the top five teams.

Joining Stallworth in the top-10 were Genevieve Schwarz (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) and Kiera Snyder (Clyde, Mich.). Schwarz posted her second top-10 collegiate finish as she finished sixth – her top placing of her Buccaneer career – clocking in at 19:01.8, while Snyder came in eighth (19:16.3). Friday also marked Snyder’s second top-10 finish as she placed fifth in her collegiate debut last fall at Newberry.

Shila Kapaya (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Lindsay Holliday (Maryville, Tenn.) also showcased top-20 performances. Kapaya finished 12th in 19:44.1 and Holliday was right behind in 18th (19:57.0). Kapaya’s finish was her top marking as a collegiate cross country runner.

The Bucs now turn their full attention to the SoCon Championship, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 in Lexington, Va.

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