CHARLOTTE, NC (September 23, 2022 )- The Claflin University women’s cross country team had a solid return to the course, Friday afternoon with another solid performance at the Queens (N.C.) Invite, Friday afternoon. The Lady Panthers continued to show improvement in the women’s 5K run.

The young Lady Panthers continue to improve as the season goes along. Once again, sophomore Madison McDonald set the pace for the team when she placed 32 overall with a 00:21.38 in the event. Freshman Skyler Andrews added a 69th place finish when she ran a 00:25.01. Senior Nytajah Smalls broke up the youth movement with a 00:25.48.

The Lady Panthers will return to McAlpine Park on October 9th when the team takes part in the Royals Challenge. For more information on Lady Panthers cross country, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to