Oglethorpe's cross country teams participated in the first collegiate races held at Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, Tennessee Saturday as part of the Chattanooga Cross Country Festival. The event has drawn the best area high schools and sponsored the middle school championships for many years. Covenant College hosted the first-ever college competition.
Oglethorpe's men finished 5th of seven colleges attending. The women's team finished 5th of nine schools. The men were led by freshman David Whitson who finished 16th overall followed by Robbie Capps, Luq Mohammed, Phillip Belcher, Michael Caneega and Daniel Reveles. The women were led by Donyale Geenwell who finished 15th. She was followed by Katy Galli, Lisa Hoffman, Lindesy Glenn, Tirzah Brown and Khadija Nisar.
Both teams return to action on Friday afternoon when they travel to conference rival Sewanee to race in the Tiger Twilight Cross Country Invitational.