The Maryville College Scot Harriers raced a tough course in Chattanooga, Tenn., Emily Guillaume and Sean Hagstrom each had strong finishes.
Maryville's Guillaume won the race – her first of the season – by knocking off Ruthie Cargill by nearly five seconds. Guillaume finished the Open Women's Two-Mile Run with a time of 13:21.81, while Covenant's Cargill paced the Chattanoogan Scots with a time of 13:26.57.
This is Guillaume's second first-place finish in her last three races, as the senior paced the USA South Championship race last season. She was crowned the USA South Individual Champion, while earning First-Team All-USA South Athletic Conference honors.
MC's Sean Hagstrom also had a strong race on Friday, finished second in the men's competition. The junior finished the 5,000-meter course in 18:30.14, just 15 seconds behind Covenants Graham Massot.
Hagstrom also has an impressive record, after finishing as the runner-up in last season's USA South Championship race, while also earning All-Conference Accolades as a First-Team member.
Maryville's women also had strong finishes from Freshmen June Rosenbarker and Carter Dickinson. The two first-year runners for the Orange and Garner finished ninth and tenth in the Mountaintop Invitational, as Rosenbarker ran the course in a time of 14:57.94. Dickinson paced a 15:07.11.
Molly Ridgeway finished in 13th with a time of 15:54.55, while fellow sophomore Chandler Chastain finished 15th at 15:59.35. Makayla May (17th, 16:32.13), Erin Dupes (19th, 20:14.55) and Anne Marie McDurmon (20th, 20:55.21) rounded out the top 20.
Maryville's men saw sophomore Andrew Trotter finished the race in sixth place with a time of 18:58.51, while freshman Johnathan Gorenflo tallied a 1:33.49, which was good enough for eighth. Max Nopola (13th, 22:10.58), Ben Davis (14th, 22:38.35), Mark Clifford (16th, 23:56.19), Rasham Dickson (17th, 24:17.16), Chase Condrone (18th, 26:57.11) and Richard Reilly (19th, 28:21.19) rounded out the top 20 for the Scots.
Maryville will travel next to the Carson-Newman Invitational, which is to be held in Jefferson City, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 19.