Athletic News

October 30, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Cross-Country Sweeps GSAC Tournament Championship

MARYVILLE, Tenn. --- Behind a conference record setting day by Caitlin McMahon, the third-year Huntingdon College women’s cross country team captured its second straight Great South Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. Kent Hagan and the Hawks sealed the sweep with the first place finish for the men’s team.

Huntingdon’s Caitlin McMahon and Kent Hagan each had a big day, by winning the GSAC individual championships, All-Conference honors, and awarded the women’s and men’s Runner of the Year.

McMahon, from Cortland, N.Y., captured her third straight individual championship on the 6K course. The victory puts McMahon in the record books, by becoming the first 3-time individual champion in GSAC cross-country history.

All six of the Lady Hawks finished the race in the top ten, which helped secure the victory. The GSAC awarded the Lady Hawks with six with All-Conference honors after a dominate performace, awarded were Caitlin McMahon, Sheaney Marshall, Jackie Daniels, Chala Monk, Rachael Phillips, and Brianna McClure.

Jodie Thomas was awarded All-Freshmen team honors for the Lady Hawks.

On the men’s side, Kent Hagan led the Hawks with his second straight individual conference title. Hagan and Jeff Jenkins were selected to the All-Conference team, while Patrick Cross was selected to the All-Freshman team.

Huntingdon placed seven student-athletes on the GSAC All-Conference team. For the men’s team, Kent Hagan and McDowell Pinckard received the honor, while Caitlin McMahon, Jackie Daniels, Brianna McClure, Rachael Phillips, and Chala Monk were awarded on the women’s team.

The GSAC championship was the final meet of the season for both the men’s and women’s cross country team. However, individuals from each team will compete at the NCAA South Regional Championships on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

Official results and times will be available on www.HuntingdonHawks.com.


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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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