Oct 22, 2016
Hardeeville, SC - The women's cross country team toed the line on this morning for their final meet of the regular season at the Sand Shark Invitational in Hardeeville, South Carolina. It was a perfect morning for a race with temperatures in the low to mid-fifties and a dry course. This meet served as the NCCAA South Region Championships for the seven team division.
The ladies got out to a very strong start, coming through the first mile in very competitive position, nearly all of them in a strong group together. Sophomore Makayla Hewell led the way again for the team, clocking the 5,000 meters in 19:16. Senior Heidi Schreiber, battling some hip pain, ran 21:04, only six seconds away from her lifetime best. Kaylynn Rainey (21:35), Cana Jacques (21:43), Neely Hallman (21:44), and Daisy Trujillo (21:54) all finished within nineteen seconds of one another and ran college personal bests! Carli Broome finished in 22:34 to finish up the top seven runners.
"I'm very pleased with the way the ladies ran, continuing to improve off of the work we've been putting in this season," praised Coach Hall. "We wanted to compete well against the NCCAA competition here and I think we did a good job of that today.
This performance was good enough to win the NCCAA South Region Championship portion of the meet, besting the six other teams within the division. The top seven runners will now train and prepare for the NCCAA National Championship meet in Jackson, Mississippi on November 12th.
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