Pierce top 15 finish for DSU
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Former MAIS state champion Annalee Pierce helped the Delta State cross country team to one of their best starts in recent history.
The Lady Statesmen finished third overall at the Fleet Feet/UA-Huntsville Invitational last week tallying 60 points on the day.
Pierce, who crossed the line in 20:37, was one of four freshman runners that finished in the top 15 for the squad.
“I was pleased with her first race finish,” DSU cross country coach Doug Pinkerton said. “Our team goal was to finish in the top three and we finished in 3rd place so we were excited.”
Alabama-Huntsville captured first place with 29 points followed by Nova Southeastern (58) and Delta State. West Georgia finished and Alabama A&M rounded out the top five.
Pinkerton says the biggest challenge for Pierce will be her speed.
The Lady Statesmen will be back in action today at the Brooks/Memphis Twilight Classic.