The Belmont Abbey women's cross country team matched its highest finish at the Conference Carolinas Championships since 1998 with a third place effort this afternoon in the annual 5000 meter race held at Frank Liske Park in Concord, North Carolina.
Belmont Abbey, which had never finished higher than fourth since 1999, raced to a third place finish today, scoring 110 points. Mount Olive, which finished as runner up each of the last five years, broke through to win the title this year with 53 points. Limestone was second with 79.
Freshman Elizabeth Labun earned second team all-conference honors as she finished ninth, covering the course with a time of 20:15.
Amber Arias recorded a top 20 finish as she placed 19th with a time of 21:18. Senior Brianna Mosby came across three spots later, as her time of 21:29 was good for 21st as she raced in the conference meet for the final time.
Senior Lucy Schmitz, in her final conference race, clocked a time of 21:37 to finish 24th, and Megan Marcotte finished 37th with a time of 22:36.
Kaitlin Howard, also a senior in her last conference race, finished 45th with a time of 23:17.