From Harding University
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Harding women's cross country team earned its first team championship in over a year Saturday with a victory at the Gulf Coast Stampede, hosted by the University of West Florida at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.
Harding placed five runners in the top 25 and won with 49 points. Division I schools Alabama State (75 points) and Southern Mississippi (97 points) were second and third, respectively.
The team championship was the first for the Harding women since winning the 2009 Gulf South Conference Meet.
Stephanie Ledgerwood of Southern Mississippi won the individual title in 17:54.
The Lady Bisons, ranked sixth in the NCAA II South Central Region, were running for the first time since placing ninth at the Memphis Twilight Classic on Sept. 4.