Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions Country Team took claim of a first place finish at the annual Paine College Invitational on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, held at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, on Windsor Springs road in Hephzibah, Georgia.
Six Lady Lions finished in the top ten runners, with the top five runners covering the 5K course in less than 24 minutes. Junior Casheba Ellis led the way, finishing in first place out of 17 runners, covering the field in 20:48, followed by sophomore, Elethia Gibson, with a time of 21:56. Sophomore Antionette McPhail completed the course in 23:33, Junior Lasheba Ellis, 23:47, freshman Hint Denson 23:55 and freshman Baeishia Johnson came in ninth place with a time of 25:02.
Benedict College Lady Tigers finished in second place with 36 points, with Kanesha Knowles and Priscilla Amara finishing third and fourth with times of 22:19 and 23:22 respectively. Lane College came in third place with a total of 70 points.
The first place finish for the Lady Lions marks the first ever at the Paine College Invitational.
Paine College will run next at Winthrop University October 16, 2010.