Three women and two men also medaled. Sophomore Elise Pittman was third overall with a 6K time of 24:17.88, sophomore Shannon Walsh was eighth with a time of 25:22.33, and freshman Morgan Reynolds was 11th with a time of 25:30.34. For the men, sophomore Chris Roberts placed eighth with an 8K time of 27:04.39, and senior Scotty Wild was 11th with a time of 27:24.05.
"It was a strong season opener for our men and women's teams," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "We came together and I am proud of the results today."
The Panthers are in action again next Saturday, traveling to Huntsville for the UAH Earl Jacoby Memorial.