Hendrix, Yared Finish Top 5, Pine Crest Dominates at GAXC

Recent NC State commit, Alyssa Hendrix, led the Florida girls in the Race of Champions at the Great American Cross Country Festival. 

Hendrix missed her PR by a few seconds, running a season best of 17:31.5 to finish fourth overall with Tsion Yared finishing right behind for fifth in a time of 17:35.0. 

Yared's Pine Crest teammate, Emily Faulhaber, set a huge PR of 17:56.8 to finish in the top 15 and help lead her team to an outstanding third place finish against top national contending teams. Pine Crest finished out the weekend with a team average of 18:32. 

Elizabeth Csikai and Maxine Montoya led the way for the Bolles ladies with their 18:22 and 18:27 finishes, but it was down to a tie breaker with Cuthbertson of NC taking fifth place over Bolles. 

Rylee Pustilnik finished sub 19 minutes for the first time this season showing mental strength as she finished in a time of 18:48.1 with Montverde Academy's Lily Henne finishing next in a time of 18:59.