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The Alice Lloyd College “Running Eagles” cross country team traveled to Lexington Horse Park on Saturday to participate in the Georgetown College Invitational meet. The beautiful surroundings were hampered by a downpour that created a muddy quagmire for everyone involved.{nl}In the men’s race, a total of 40 runners (including 3 Eagles) braved the elements to complete the 5 mile run.{nl}Senior Tim Estes (Beattyville, KY) finished 34th overall with a time of 35:29.{nl}Junior Steven Call (Gallipolis, OH) finished 7 seconds behind Estes with a time of 35:36.{nl}Freshman Joe Smith (Hazard, KY) completed his first race in a time of 45:16.{nl}Coach Gary Stepp commented, “I was pleased with the men’s effort. The weather conditions were extremely treacherous and it was a tribute to these athletes that they maintained their composure throughout the race.” He added. “Tim ran his typical race even under the adverse conditions he faced. I was very pleased with Steven. He actually erased nearly 10 seconds off his time from Berea, even though the conditions were so poor. He has potential to decrease his time dramatically if he stays healthy. Joe just got his release from the military and had received only a few days of running. I was pleased with his no quit mentality.”{nl}On the women’s side, a total of 25 runners braved the elements to complete the 5 mile run.{nl}Due to a scheduling conflict that involved several runners, Miranda Horn was the only Lady Eagle able to compete in the race.  ALC was represented well by Horn as she fought through the rough conditions to complete the course in a time of 43:16.{nl}“I was very pleased with Miranda’s effort,” commented Coach Stepp. “Her time was not what she is capable of, but it was dramatically affected when she was mistakenly sent along the wrong path before the completion of the race. Rather than complain, however, she finished with a great show of sportsmanship that was good for everyone involved to witness. She was certainly a winner today.”{nl}The next race is scheduled for October 16th at the prestigious Wilmington Classic (Ohio).