HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – For the third time this season a cross country school record was broken.
Kelsi Ogilvie led the Fire to a second place overall finish at the Sand Shark Invitational with her school record setting 5k time. The freshman from Boardman, Ohio shattered the school record, which was previously broken this season, with a time of 18:15. K. Ogilvie finished 3rd overall in a field consisting of 128 runners.
Right behind K. Ogilvie was the previous school record holder Julia Kaster. Kaster crossed the line second for the Fire and 4th overall. The junior averaged a 5:54 mile, posting a time of 18:23.
Sydni Ogilvie was the third representative of Southeastern to finish in the top 10 overall. S. Ogilvie blazed the trail with a time of 18:36.
Completing the Fire women’s top five were Kristen Robinson and Macy Peterson. Robinson stopped the clock at 19:32, while Peterson finished at 19:38.
The Southeastern men commenced the busy day for Fire athletics with a 14th place finish. As a collective group the men solidified a team time of 2:24:03.
Freshman Jordan Gonzalez led the charge for the Fire, breaking the tape with a time of 27:15. Throughout the 8k race, Gonzalez managed a 5:29 mile pace. In a field of 181, Gonzalez polished the race in 45th place.
Not far behind Gonzalez was Fort Ashby, West Virginia native Trae Miller. Miller, who set the school record at this very event last year, stopped the clock with a time of 27:26.
John Hutton and Aaron Harper were next to finish for the Fire, logging times of 28:13 and 29:27 respectively.
Rounding off the top five for the Fire was Lucas Kline. Prepped at Vanguard High School, Kline crossed the finish line at 31:40.
Postseason action awaits the Fire as they compete in The Sun Conference Championship on November 4.