"This is a confidence-building stage so that when I get to the bigger competitions I won't be intimidated," Flanagan said.
Junior co-captain Kim Timberlake crossed the finish line in second place. Beth George, Whitney Weber, Jennie Sucher, Bobbie Munson and Stephanie Jilcott rounded out UNC's top finishers.
"We were trying to (run together) today," George said. "That's especially important in a smaller meet."
The men didn't win quite so easily, edging UNC-Charlotte by two points. And unlike the women, the men's team lacks consistency at the top. The UNC men had a different runner pull out in front for the third week in a row.
This week the lead belonged to sophomore Terrance McRae. He made his first top-10 appearance in fourth place with a time of 26:19.
"It was weird not to see any teammates ahead of me today," McRae said. "I felt like I had more energy, so I could push it more throughout the middle."
UNC coach Michael Whittlesey said McRae is just scratching the surface of what he can do physically.
"He really executed some things that he struggles at," Whittlesey said. "Hills are not his specialty -- he likes it flat a little better -- but he did a nice job executing on the hills to put himself in position."
Senior Nick Iauco claimed sixth place. He failed to finish in the top 10 in his first race and placed eighth last week.
UNC finished with more runners in the top 10 than it had in its past two races. Matt Weiss and Bobby Borbet claimed seventh and ninth place, respectively.
Sophomore Dash Victor was expected to become a mainstay up front after placing in the top 10 in his first two races. But Victor fell short of a top-10 finish.
"Keeping your head in the race is a big part of it and once you lose that focus, sometimes it's hard to get it back," Victor said. "That's what happened to me today."
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