Tenn. --- The Huntingdon men’s and women’s cross country team
each saw its respective season end at the NCAA South/Southeast
Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
Lady Hawks, which captured the Great South Athletic Conference
Championship two weekends ago, finished 19th
in the 25 team field, while the Hawks, GSAC champions, finished 21st
as a team.
times were good today in the rainy weather conditions that we
battled, said Head Coach Nate Rucker. “I'm proud of the way our
team finished a great season.”
GSAC Runner of the Year Caitlin McMahon led the women’s team,
in the field of 191, after posting a school-record time of 23:27 on
the 6k track. McMahon became the first Hawks' cross country team
member awarded with All-Region honors on Saturday. Fellow junior
Sheaney Marshall finished 98th
with a time of 25:36, while junior Jackie Daniels finished 105th
with a time of 26:01.
Rachael Phillips recorded a time of 26:38 to finish 121st,
while fellow sophomore Brianna McClure finished 133rd
with a time of 27:09. Also running for the Lady Hawks were juniors
Kylie Piercy (27:12, 135th)
and Chala Monk (27:47, 142nd).
women’s meet was won by Rhodes College, which had four runners
finish in the top-15. Emory finished second, followed by Christopher
Newport. Emory's Tess Gallegos was the individual champion from the
meet, posting a time of 21:51.
the men’s side, junior Jeff Jenkins, GSAC All-Conference performer,
paced the Hawks with a time of 28:14 on the 8K course, to finish
in the field of 164.
Runner of the Year Kent Hagan placed 117th
with a time of 28:50, while junior Alex Taylor finished 123rd
with a time of 29:04. Fellow junior MacDowell Pinckard finished 129th
with a time of 29:28, while sophomore Ian Layne finished 140th
with a time of 30:18.
Patrick Cross and senior Cameron Stephenson also ran for the Hawks,
respectively. Cross finished with a time of 30:36 and Stephenson
posted a time of 36:11.
men’s meet was won by Lynchburg, followed by Centre and Rhodes.
Despite Lynchburg placing three runners in the top-10, the individual
championship was won by Sean Whitson of Virginia Wesleyan with a time
top two teams and next seven individual runners from each race will
automatically qualify for the 2010 NCAA Cross Country National
Championships to be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at Wartburg College in